CHICKEN WITH PLUMS commences Principal Photography at Studio Babelsberg

29.07.2010

Isabella Rossellini and Mathieu Amalric starring for director duo Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and based on Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same name, has begun principal photography at Studio Babelsberg. The live action film stars Mathieu Amalric, Isabella Rossellini, Edouard Baer, Maria De Medeiros, Chiara Mastroianni, Golshifteh Farahani, Eric Caravaca, Rona Hartner and Jamel Debbouze. 

Marjane Satrapi will direct together with Vincent Paronnaud, who also co-wrote the screenplay alongside her. Satrapi’s team includes Director of Photography Christophe Beaucarne (Paris, Mr. Nobody), Production Designer Udo Kramer (Nordwand), Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine (Amélie) and Make Up artist Nathalie Tessier (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). The film will be shot entirely at Studio Babelsberg. 

Chicken with Plums is a Franco-German co-production between Celluloid Dreams Productions in Paris and TheManipulators, the new alliance of Celluloid Dreams and Studio Babelsberg together with Munich-based Clou Partners.

Chicken with Plums is a Franco-German co-production between Celluloid Dreams Productions in Paris and TheManipulators, the new alliance of Celluloid Dreams and Studio Babelsberg together with Munich-based Clou Partners. The film is produced by Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams Productions) alongside Francois-Xavier Decraene.
Co-producers are Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter (all Studio Babelsberg) and Torsten Poeck (Clou Partners). Line producer is Jasmina Torbati. Chicken with Plums received the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Arte Grand Accord. Co-producers on the French side are Studio 37, Le Pacte, Lorette Productions, Cinémages 5, Films and Canal+, as well as U Films and Cinéart from Belgium.

The story is inspired by the life of Satrapi’s great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan, a famous musician, who decided to die after his violin was irreparably damaged. In his last seven days, he remembers the loves and losses, the successes and disappointments of his life. The graphic novel Chicken with Plums won the Best Album Award (Prix du Meilleur Album) at the Angoulême International Comic Festival in 2005.

Contact:
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