Persepolis

A FILM BY Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

Persepolis

A FILM BY Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

... this autobiographical tour de force is completely accessible and art of a very high order.
-Lise Nesselson, VARIETY
For me, the movie is better than the book.
-Marjane Satrapi, PERSEPOLIS AUTHOR
A funny, sometimes dark, always affecting story of surviving the worst through a sense of humor.
-Richard Corliss, TIME MAGAZINE
Among the most original and moving films at Cannes this year, marked by a highly expressive and varied drawing style and the sense of a plucky young woman navigating the turbulent currents of politics, family and adolescence.
-Scott Foundas, L.A. WEEKLY

Synopsis

The poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, January 11, 2008
Original Languages: French/Persian/English
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

CAST
Catherine Deneuve
Danielle Darrieux
Chiara Mastroianni
DIRECTED BY
Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

PHOTOS

Marjane declaring to her grandmother that no old women will suffer again for she is going to be a prophet when she grows up. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Vincent Paronnaud/ courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Inc. © 2007
Marjane explaining to a guardian of the revolution that she lives right near where a bomb fell and that he needs to let her by. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Vincent Paronnaud/ courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Inc. © 2007
Marjane outwitting two guardians of the revolution who are harassing her for dressing punk. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Vincent Paronnaud/ courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Inc. © 2007
Marjane visiting her uncle Anouche the night before he is executed. Illustration from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Vincent Paronnaud/ courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Inc. © 2007