Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chicken with Plums

A violinist (Mathieu Almaric) loses the will to live after his prized instrument breaks and confines himself to his room where he awaits death and has vivid dreams recalling his lost true love. Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's Chicken with Plums is made in that dark, heightened, and whimsical style of French humor, not dissimilar to that of Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen), and is grounded by another fine performance from Almaric.