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EghtesadOnline: Members of the Iranian Young Cinema Society in the city of Neyshabur have planted a cherry sapling at the garden adjacent to Omar Khayyam’s tomb, in the memory of late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.

Planted on the second day of the Natural Recyclable Resources Week which started on March 5, the cherry sapling is going to remind Kiarostami’s fans of his renowned 1997 minimalist film titled ‘Taste of Cherry’.

Next to the cherry sapling, a monument has also been erected in the memory of Kiarostami, the film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer who died on July 4, 2016 in Paris, following a heart attack, according to IRNA.

Taste of Cherry is a film about a man who drives through a city suburb looking for someone who can carry out the task of burying him after he commits suicide. 

The film was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

The veteran Iranian film-maker was also remembered at this year’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. 

Kiarostami is widely felt to be one of the most important directors of the past 20 years.

Abbas Kiarostami Taste of Cherry Iran cinema