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CHICKEN WITH PLUMS

by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

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 reveries about his youth and 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.

international title: Chicken With Plums
original title: Poulet aux prunes
country: France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
film run: 90'
release date: FR 26/10/2011, BE 16/11/2011, GR 29/12/2011 DE 05/01/2012, RO 10/02/2012, HU 15/03/2012, IT 06/04/2012, NL 19/04/2012, ES 03/08/2012, PT 18/10/2012, CZ 29/11/2012
screenplay: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
cast: Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze, Golshifteh Farahani, Édouard Baer, Chiara Mastroianni, Isabella Rossellini, Eric Caravaca
cinematography by: Christophe Beaucarne
film editing: Stéphane Roche
art director: Udo Kramer
costumes designer: Pierre-Yves Gayraud
production: Celluloid Dreams, Banana Films, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Arte, Canal +, Le Pacte
distributor: Le Pacte, Cinéart, Seven Films, Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh, Metropolis Film, Officine UBU, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Golem Distribución, Film Distribution Artcam
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