Tehran 1958 – Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken. 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 this captivating story fall into place, we understand his poignant secret and the profundity of his decision to give up life for music and love.
Born in 1970, Winshluss is the creator of numerous comics and graphic novels that have garnered awards and acclaim across Europe. Winshluss is the pen name of Vincent Parronnaud, perhaps best known as co-director of the animated film Persepolis (with Marjane Satrapi), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Cannes’ Palm d’Or. He and Satrapi are teaming up again to adapt Satrapi’s 2006 book "Chicken with Plums.”
Marjane Satrapi an Iranian-born French contemporary graphic novellist, illustrator, animated film director, and children’s book author. Apart from her native tongue Farsi, she speaks English, Swedish, German, French and Italian.
Satrapi grew up in Tehran where she attended the Lycée Français there and witnessed, as a child, the growing suppression of civil liberties and the everyday-life consequences of Iranian politics, including the fall of the Shah, the early regime of Ruhollah Khomeini, and the first years of the Iran-Iraq War. She experienced an Iraqi air raid and Scud missile attacks on Tehran. According to Persepolis, one Scud hit the house next to hers, killing her friend and entire family.
Satrapi attended the Lycée Français de Vienne
In 1983, at the age of 14 Satrapi was sent to Vienna, Austria by her parents in order to flee the Iranian regime. There she attended the Lycée Français de Vienne. According to her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, she… read more
I really understand now why in my country the title is distastefully translated as "Persian Love". The ending has something of a cheesy soap opera which suits the translation. It really spoiled a beautiful film. I enjoyed Satrapi's storytelling both here and in "Persepolis", and I even liked the idea of a love life never to happen. But the melodrama and the music and the overabundance of sentimentalism...
Paronnaud and Satrapi's second outing as directors fail to live up to the earlier 'Persopolis' in another adaptation of a graphic novel by Satrapi. Beautiful to look at, often hearkening back to cinema traditions, but somehow for a film about a lifelong passion/love it seems to lack that very ingredient. Amalric seems almost too passive a character here,Medeiros too shrill and the tone of the film somewhat undecided.
Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi’s followup to Persepolis splits the critics.