Poulet Aux Prunes (Chicken with Plums)

Chicken with Plums is Marjan Satrapi’s second film based on the graphic novel of the same name. The movie is set in the Shah’s Iran where politics and religion play a menial role in the story. Nasser Ali, the violinist from a rich middle class family in Iran meets the love of his life in a clock shop. Abruptly denied Irane’s hand by her father, Nasser Ali falls into a deep depression. He decides to commit suicide after his wife destroys his beloved violin, with which he truly connected during his courtship of Irane, in a fit of jealously and rage. Lightly sprinkled with surrealist animation, we are transported back and forth in the main character’s memory – from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. A romantic black comedy with elements of surprise and magic. Recommended to lovers of Iranian cinema and romantic tales with a twist.



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