Indie Trailer Sunday: Marjane Satrapi's 'Chicken with Plums' Drama
If you've had the delight of seeing the Oscar nominated Persepolis a few years ago, you should be interested in this. Chicken with Plums is the latest film from Iranian filmmaker Marjane Satrapi & French artist Vincent Paronnaud - they last directed Persepolis. This live-action whimsical, but dark, drama stars Mathieu Amalric (Quantum of Solace) as a famed violinist who, while counting down the days to his own death, recaps his life and his loves. It played at many festivals including Venice & TIFF, where our friend Jordan Raup of The Film Stage loved it. It's quite charming, even with the Angel of the Death, check it out.
Watch the US trailer for Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi's Chicken with Plums, via Apple:
Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azrael, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children. As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music. Sony Classics will release Chicken with Plums in limited theaters starting August 17th next month.