Work / Film

LFF: Chicken with Plums

Everything sounds better in French so I’m going to go ahead and refer to this highly stylised filmic gem as the rightful Poulet aux Prunes. Both directed by and originally a graphic novel from Marjane ‘Persepolis’ Satrapi, Poulet follows a Fellini-slash-Jean-Pierre Jeunet-via-Wes Anderson route through the final eight days of its protagonist’s life. Whimsical? Yes actually. And with a cast that includes the likes of Jamel Debbouze, Isabella Rossellini and Mathieu Amalric as the fated violin playing lead, I’m sold.