First Trailer for Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes) from Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, who already directed the great French/Iranian animation Persepolis. Just like Persepolis, Chicken with Plums is based on a personal comic book by Satrapi (Nasser Ali Khan is her granduncle) herself. The film will premiere on the 68th Venice Film Festival and opens in French theaters later in October.
Tehran, 1958. Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric), a most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken by his wife. 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 the story fall into place, an understanding is reached as to why he would give up life for music and love.
[via Rope of Silicon]