Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums is a movie by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, the same people who did Persepolis. Like Persepolis, the film is based on a graphic novel. Unlike Persepolis, most of the film is live action. The film starts with a man buying a violin from a store. His name is Nasser-Ali Khan (Mathieu Almaric), and … Continue reading Chicken with Plums

The Best of SIFF 2012: Week One

Goodbye (d: Mohammad Rasoulof, c: Leila Zare, Hasssan Pourshirazi, Behname Tashakor, Iran 2011, 104 min) Last year, I didn't go to Pacific Place, mad as I was that the previous year, they had shown two movies (on two different screens) with bulbs that wouldn't have lit my closet.  This year, however, I decided to give them another chance … Continue reading The Best of SIFF 2012: Week One

SIFF: Week Two (May 29-June 4, 2011), Part Two

And here is the long delayed second half of my entry on Week Two. Wednesday, June 1st 10.     Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (China 2010: 122 min)     Neptune Theatre     7 pm This was not a film that I would have seen on my own, but the main organizer … Continue reading SIFF: Week Two (May 29-June 4, 2011), Part Two