french films > Persepolis




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cast: Chiara Mastroianni as teenage and adult Marjane, Catherine Deneuve as Mother, Danielle Darrieux as Grandmother, Simon Abkarian as Father

year: 2007

colour: yes

certificate: 12A

director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

runtime: 95

Persepolis is a 2007 animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution, and shows how her family's hopes for change were slowly dashed as the Islamic fundamentalists took power, drastically curtailing personal liberties, forcing head coverings on women and imprisoning thousands; the story ends with Marjane as a 21-year-old expatriate. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.



30/10/2008 - helenalive said :

I was working in Tehran and was there at the beginning of the revolution and found it extremely interesting and a wonderful film.

22/08/2008 - ChoOo7 said : mark * * * * *

Sans aucun doute un formidable film.


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