Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French contemporary graphic novellist, illustrator, animated film director, and children’s book author. Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a family which was involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. She attended the Lycée Français there and witnessed, as a child, the growing suppression of civil liberties and the everyday-life consequences of Iranian politics, including the fall of the Shah, the early regime of Ruhollah Khomeini, and the first years of the Iran-Iraq War.
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, 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 to await death.
Venice Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Los Angeles Film Festival
San Francisco international Film Festival 2012
London Film Festival 2011
Melbourne International Film Festival 2012
Tribeca Film Festival 2012.
France, Germany, Belgium
French with English Subtitles
Edouard Baer, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria de Medeiros, Mathieu Amalric