FILM: Persepolis (12A)

for Persepolis


Persepolis is a 2007French-American- Iranian animated biographical film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographcal graphic novel of the same name .  The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution .Marjane is precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl who was nine years old during the Islamic Revolution when the fundamentalists first take power–forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands.

She cleverly outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war.

The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud.

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