Chicken With Plums

a MARJANE SATRAPI, VINCENT PARONNAUD picture

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Title

Chicken With Plums

Director

Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Producer

Hengameh Panahi

Nationality

France

Year

2011

Duration

93'

Language

French

Format

Dolby, DTS, Dolby Digital

Ratio

2.35

Original Title

Poulet aux prunes

Synopsis

Synopsis


Tehran 1958 – Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and slips further and further into his reveries from his youth to his own children’s futures. Over the course of the week that follows, and as the pieces of this captivating story fall into place, we understand his poignant secret and the profundity of his decision to give up life for music and love.

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Press

"“Poulet aux Prunes” is a feast of a film, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, deeply human and often utterly fantastic in its vision, a whole world in itself, which leaves behind it mixed feelings of pleasure and deep melancholy, as all the best tales in this rich tradition should."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made “Persepolis” such a hit works equally well in “Chicken With Plums,” whose visual flair proves that helmers Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud have a career in live-action as well as in animation."

VARIETY

"The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made “Persepolis” such a hit works equally well in “Chicken With Plums,” whose visual flair proves that helmers Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud have a career in live-action as well as in animation."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Festivals
& Awards

Venice International Film Festival
In Competition

Toronto International Film Festival
Special Presentation

Sitges International Film Festival

London Film Festival
Official Selection

Busan International Film Festival
World Cinema

Tokyo International Film Festival
World Cinema

Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative

São Paulo International Film Festival
Audience Award

Thessaloniki Film Festival

Dublin International Film Festival
Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize

Ghent International Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival

Zurich Film Festival

Hamburg Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Mathieu Amalric
Edouard Baer
Maria De Medeiros
Golshifteh Farahani
Eric Caravaca
Chiara Mastroianni
Jamel Debbouze
Isabella Rossellini
Directed and Written by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Producer Hengameh Panahi
Co-producers Christophe Bichot, Rémi Burah,
Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter,
Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn, Charlie Woebcken
Line-producer Jasmin Torbati
Executive Producers Jeremy Burdek, François-Xavier Decraene,
Nadia Khamlichi
Cinematographer Christophe Beaucarne
Sound Gilles Laurent, Jean-Stephane Garbe
Production Design Udo Kramer
Costume Design Madeline Fontaine
Editor Stephane Roche
Music Olivier Bernet

Releases

Turkey - Bir Film

15.06.2012

Poland - CD Projekt

28.12.2012

Belgium -Cinéart

16.11.2011

Taiwan - Filmware International

03.08.2012

Japan - GAGA

10.11.2012

France - Le Pacte

26.10.2011

Germany - Prokino Filmverleih

05.01.2012

USA - Sony Pictures Classics

15.06.2012

Greece - Audio Visual

29.11.2011