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About the Film

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
Actors:  Mathieu Almaric and Edouard Baer

After his beloved violin is broken, Nasser Ali Khan (played by Mathieu Amalric), one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed until he dies. As he awaits the arrival of death, he is carried away by visions of the past, particularly of his lost love. The film lets the spectator accompany him on this bizarre and strangely beautiful journey. This stylish fairy tale is directed by Persepolis's Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi.

The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.

Above: Mathieu Almaric as Nasser Ali Khan and Golshifteh Farahani as Irâne in Poulet aux Prunes
© Celluoid Dreams/Sony Pictures Classic/Patricia Khan

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Upcoming Events

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Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

A free screening of Welcome as part of the 4th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM To 2:00 PM

A free screening of Neige et les arbres magiques as part of the 4th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents.

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From Mar 3, 2017 To May 2, 2017

Join us on Thursday, March 2, for an exclusive artist lecture at 6:00 PM (RSVP only) and the opening reception and official kickoff of le mois de la Francophonie at 7:00 PM!

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