CHICKEN WITH PLUMS: Official Trailer of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud's New Film


CHICKEN WITH PLUMS: Official Trailer of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud'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. 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 on October 26th and was selected to run at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival (August 31st- September 10th 2011) Competition.
Chicken with Plums will be 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

Official Trailer of Chicken With Plums :



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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Esfand Aashena

I'll look forward to it! But why Leila Hatami in a sex scene?!

by Esfand Aashena on

Seems like a very interesting movie, will have to check it out!  I'm curious why you chose Leila Hatami for the first (IRI ;-) Iranian sex scene and not someone else!  Perhaps Elnaz Shakerdoost would be a better choice?!  

Everything is sacred

Darius Kadivar

The Kiss ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Your Welcome Mehrban Jaan,


I think after Golshifteh Farahani's Kiss Scene with Mathieu Amalric we won't be seeing her in an Iranian Art House film anytime soon ...


The IRI and Vezareteh Ershad Must be Furious !




All the Better ! 

I look forward to seeing Leila Hatami and other Iranian Movie Stars Reach out to European Movie Directors and actors soon too.


I wonder which Iranian Actress will dare break the taboo first with a really Hot Onscreen Sex Scene in a near future ? ;0)









Thanks DK jaan

by Mehrban on

I will look for it.