For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top. Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.
Chicken with Plums, due out in the U.S. later this year, was co-written and directed with Satrapi's frequent collaborator Vincent Paronnaud. Less explicitly political than Persepolis, Plums tells the story of a man who dies over a lost love.
Director Terry Gilliam has one passion in life: to make movies that truly affect his audience. Giving us classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, few would argue that he failed.