Renown Iranian violinist Nasser Ali Khan is desperate: his long-lost love failed to recognise him in the street and his beloved Stradivarius is broken and cannot be replaced, so he takes to his bed and waits for death. There, he recounts the tale of his life, and why his violin meant so much to him.
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Une ode à l'amour, à la vie et à la mort. Un conte visuellement époustouflant qui nous entraine dans un univers mélangeant imaginaire et réalité ou l'ont suit avec émotion les huit souvenirs forts de ce violoniste brisé qui choisit de se laisser mourir. Un personnage attachant à la fois cynique et drôle. (De plus Golshifteh Farahani est sublime).
The original material is fascinating, probably one of the most inspired pieces of work I've ever got the chance to set my eyes on. Therefore, this is my most anticipated movie of the year, but I'm afraid it could end up going anywhere. I'm not really sure if the directores can handle a live action film. This cast certainly seems terrific, though.
A tale with a lesson to be learned. Marjane Satrapi did it again: although this movie lacks some of the emotion and truth of Persepolis, the beautiful cinematography and the animated snippets bring together an enjoyable follow up to the directors duo.
The directors of the animated PERSEPOLIS return with their first live action effort about a renowned violinist who decides that it is time to die after his beloved violin is broken, and the joy of playing fades away. Beautifully filmed, reminiscent of AMELIE, but doesn't really connect until the final moments when everything finally comes together.
A confectionary mixture of romantic styles from Satrapi's nostalgia for pre-Revolution Iran to her fondness of classic golden age cinema and fairy tale Western romance. Luckily, all of this fudge and cake and strawberries is short enough and with just enough spice so that you can eat it without getting stomach aches, but those who don't handle cinematic sugar very well may do better to stay away. --PolarisDiB