Chicken With Plums

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(France, Germany, Belgium / 2011 / directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)
PG-13 / 93 mins.
A live-action follow-up to the animated Persepolis, this sophisticated fable about the damage done when a young couple is forced to part unfolds like a fantasy, drenched in the colors of 1950s Iran.
After an unexpected brush with a long-lost love, celebrated violinist Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) returns home to an argument with his wife and the discovery that his prized violin is broken. Unable to conceive of life without the consolation of music, he soon finds that he can’t get out of bed. Drifting somewhere between fantasy and oblivion, he is riddled with visions. Blending the fantastic with piercing emotional truths, the film’s bold visual design and adventurous structure are fully matched by gorgeous performances from Mathieu Amalric, Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros and Chiara Mastroianni. A whimsical, nostalgic delight, Chicken With Plums artfully glances at its cinematic past while staying open to parallel forms of presentation and play. In English and French with subtitles.
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