Chicken With Plums

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Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric,The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), 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 that inspired his genius and his music…
A richly detailed and vibrant blend of live-action and stunning animation, filled with whimsy, humor and touches of magical realism, Chicken With Plums is the new film from Academy Award-nominated writers/directors Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, creators of Persepolis.