SGS Summer Film Festival: Chicken with Plums

Marjane Satrapi
Wed September 2nd 2020, 10:00 - 11:00am
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Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
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SGS Summer Film Festival: Chicken with Plums

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This year the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will be held virtually.  Join us from your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Love in the Time of Cinema.”  


The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies invite you to watch Chicken with Plums from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a discussion with the writer and co-director, Marjane Satrapi.  Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

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About the film

Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (France, Germany, Belgium, 2011).  Watch the trailer here.

Synopsis: Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, 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, taking 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 gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music...

About Marjane Satrapi

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Marjane Satrapi is the author of PersepolisPersepolis 2EmbroideriesChicken with Plums, and several children’s books. She co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature film version of Persepolis, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She regularly contributes to magazines and newspapers throughout the world.

Please visit this page for more information about the SGS Summer Film Festival.

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