Jennifer Reese
September 22, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Chicken with Plums

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
08/17/12
performer
Golshifteh Farahani, Maria De Medeiros, Isabella Rossellini
director
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

Satrapi (Persepolis) imagines the final days of her great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan. A famous musician, he turns suicidal after his wife smashes his irreplaceable tar, a Persian percussion instrument given to him years ago by a teacher.

For Fans of…
The author’s trademark B&W tales of middle-class Iranians.

Does It Deliver?
This wistful life story is a welcome return to form for Satrapi after last year’s smirky Embroideries.

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