Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, Iran)

#92 in my list of the top 100 spiritually literate films is A Taste of Cherry. This film involves a heavy story about moral dilemmas. It is about a down and out man that quietly spends the day traveling the wastelands of an Iran countryside trying to find someone who will bury him after he … Continue reading Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, Iran)

Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 2008, USA)

#93 in my list of the top 100 spiritually literate films is Doubt. In Doubt, Father Brendan Flynn tells us that “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone.” This belief becomes the crux of this story's conflict when he gets questioned about his … Continue reading Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 2008, USA)

Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975, Russia)

#94 in my list of the top 100 spiritually literate films is Dersu Uzala. A departure in style for Kurosawa, the story of Dersu Uzala is told through the eyes of a typographer named Captain Arseniev who is mapping a region of Siberia in the early 1900s. It is a true story which is based … Continue reading Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975, Russia)