Chicken with Plums

Vincent Parannaud‘s and Marjane Satrapi‘s Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux Prunes) centers on violinist extraordinaire Nasser Ali Khan, and the emotionally jarring journey he embarks on after his musical instrument becomes irreparably destroyed. Originally adapted from Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same name. The synopsis can be read as follows (via Celluloid Dreams):

“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.”

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Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux Prunes)