CHICKEN WITH PLUMS: Exclusive pics of Satrapi & Paronnaud's New Film


CHICKEN WITH PLUMS: Exclusive pics of Satrapi & Paronnaud's New Film
by Darius Kadivar

Due For Competition at the Upcoming Venice International Film Festival, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's new film starring an international cast will be on French Screens on October 26th. (See Larger Photos Here)

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, the duo who adapted Satrapi 2000′s graphic novel Persepolis, re-teamed to adapt Satrapi’s 2006 book Chicken with Plums with Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). The live-action adaptation, is based on a family story, this time focusing on Satrapi’s great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan,who was considered as one of Iran’s most revered musicians.Shot in Babelsberg Studios in Cinemascope and Technicolor the film is due on French Screens onOctober 26 and was selected to run at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival (August 31st- September 10th 2011) Competition.

Chicken with Plums willbe an All Star Cast Production including an International Cast composed of Iranian and European Stars such as Isabella Rossellini, Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debouze, Chiara Mastroianni, Golshifteh Farahani, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros

Studio Ciné Live Editor in Chief Jean-Pierre Lavoignat interviews Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud during the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival:

A Rare Glimpse into the Sets of the movie currently in pre-production atthe Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The Film is due to start shooting on July 19th. Questioned about Jafar Panahi and the situation in Iran, Satrapi expresses her concern and support for his colleague and her people's struggle for democracy and human rights


The heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who decides to give up his life for music and love. When Nasser Ali Khan, the author's great-uncle,discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged, he takes to his bed, renouncing to the world and all of its pleasures. Over the course of theweek that follows, we are treated to vivid scenes of his encounters with family and friends, flashbacks to his childhood, and flash-forwards to his children'sfuture. And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life: the failed love affair with the woman of his life, whom he has met again by chance...

The poignant story of one man, is also a stunningly universal and luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us.

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 Excellent write up. Hope

by vildemose on

 Excellent write up. Hope to see the movie in the states soon.

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