From the directors of Persepolis comes another enchanting film adaptation of a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Chicken with Plums follows the last days of a talented musician’s life as he desperately seeks to replace his beloved instrumental, the violin.
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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
Para esta história, a de um virtuoso através do seu instrumento, CHICKEN WITH PLUMS é, portanto, um hino ao amor, a juventude, ao descanso eterno, a música, as mulheres, ao cinema... Em suma, um hino à vida, com suas alegrias e tristezas. Simplesmente lindo.
A beautifully shot fable about art, life and death. That distant and seemingly intangible late 50's Tehran is recreated as a quasi-fantastical mesh of memory and dream, balancing feebly in the strings of Nasser Ali's reluctant violin. This sweet and sour journey is truly one of the best films I've seen this year.