Chicken with Plums is a new live-action film from Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, creators of Persepolis. Like Persepolis, the new film is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Satrapi. Check out the trailer below:
The film follows violinist Nasser Ali Khan through strange visions of his past. After destroying the violin that connected him to his one true love, Khan lies down to die, only to relive the events of his life one last time.
Matthieu Almarac (Cosmopolis) stars, along with Isabella Rossellini and Maria De Medeiros. From the looks of the it, the film has a darkly dreamy aesthetic that wonderfully translates the style of Persepolis into live action.
Chicken with Plums was released in France last year. It will premiere in New York and Los Angeles on August 17.