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Chicken With Plums is the latest film from Vincent Paonnaud and Marjane Satrapi, the directors behind the animated Persepolis (2007). Here’s the latest trailer for their new one, a film about a violinist who loses his will to live after the destruction of his instrument. The trailer is stunning and has the fairytale qualities present in the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. This certainly seems like the mix of fantasy and humour that only the French are capable of.
I was never much a fan of Persepolis. It never engaged me emotionally, nor had any characters I could care for. This looks to be doing a lot more for me, and that’s just in the two minutes on show in this trailer.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Chicken With Plums (Poulet aux prunes) Sony Pictures Classics Director: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud Screenwriter: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud from the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze, Edouard Baer, Eric Caravaca, Maria de Medeiros, Chiara Mastroianni Screened at: Sony, NYC, 7/16/12 Opens: August 17, 2102 In a sequel to the wonderful and more political “Persepolis,” which was Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s animated film in which an Iranian girl travels abroad to escape from the oppression of the Iranian fundamentalist government (but cannot “find” herself in Vienna either), the writer-directors now treat us to an exquisitely photographed, edited and acted work with a modicum of animation. [ Read More ] »
- Harvey Karten
2 items from 2012
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