• 2007
  • France / US
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
  • Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
  • Language: French, English, Persian, German
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This adaptation of Satrapi's autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novel is an exceptionally moving piece of animated filmmaking. Chronicling the liberal outlook of young Iranian Marji, Satrapi refreshingly manages to portray a love of Iran without being revisionist or disguising any harsh truths about the regime.

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Persepolis - An interview with Marjane Satrapi

24 Apr 2008

Sitting across from me in a tartan-walled basement of a London hotel room, Marjane Satrapi cuts an imposing figure. Arms folded, with an all-black outfit reflecting her mood, the Iranian-born 38-year-old is in town to discuss Persepolis, her…


24 Apr 20085 stars

ANIMATION (12A) 96min Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novel Persepolis has been expertly adapted to screen by the author and graphic artist Vincent Paronnaud. The dubbed English language version features the voices of real-life…

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