Chicken with Plums
From the writers and directors of Persepolis comes this hallucinogenic drama about a distraught violinist on the brink of suicide. Falling into a dream-like state, he reflects upon his past as well as the potential future of his family.
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous. These take him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children. As pieces of the puzzle fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light.