Persepolis

a MARJANE SATRAPI & VINCENT PARONNAUD picture

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Title

Persepolis

Director

Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Producer

Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault

Nationality

France, USA

Year

2007

Duration

95'

Language

French, English

Format

Dolby Digital

Ratio

1.85 : 1

Original Title

Persepolis

Synopsis

Synopsis


Marjane Satrapi’s critically acclaimed memoir, “Persepolis”, comes to life in this witty and heartfelt animated feature. Persepolis is the poignant story of a young outspoken girl’s coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. When Marjane’s boldness causes her parents to worry over her safety, they decide to send her to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land, she endures the typical ordeals of a teenager. In addition, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism she fled her country to escape. Over time, she gains acceptance and even experiences love, but after high school finishes, she is alone and horribly homesick. Though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society, Marjane decides to return to Iran to be close to her family.

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Press

"Persepolis boasts a bold lyricism, in both concept and execution, hand drawn toon is a winner."

VARIETY

"A compelling personal story and a salutary political survey."

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

"This remarkable and unique film is funny, provocative and heartbreaking. Persepolis looks stunning. Co-director Paronnaud, a master of black-and-white animation, has turned Satrapi’s witty; faux-naive drawings into arresting moving image."

BLOOMBERG

"One of the charms of Persepolis , on page and screen, is Satrapi’s vein of irony and self-deprecatory humour. The story is as much about the life of a feisty young woman between the ages of four and 24 as it is about Iran, and in any case it is far from being a eulogy of Western values."

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"This rare animated political film witnesses the Iranian Revolution from a highly personal perspective. The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does. Animation allows any viewer to experience this story not as an exotic tale but as something happening to a person with whom we can readily identify."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Festivals
& Awards

Academy Awards
Nominated Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film

Cannes Film Festival
Jury Prize

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Nominated Best Animated Feature

Cesar Awards
Best First Feature
Best Writing – Adaptation

European Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film

Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Animation

New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Animated Film

Rotterdam IFF
Audience Award
MovieZone Award

São Paulo IFF
Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Vancouver IFF
Most Popular Film

Cast & Crew

Chiara Mastroianni
Catherine Deneuve
Danielle Darrieux
Simon Abkarian
Tilly Mandelbrot
Written and Directed By Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Based On the Original Graphic Novels By Marjane Satrapi
Producers Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault
Associate Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Editor Stéphane Roche
Animation Production Manager Olivier Bizet
Original Music Olivier Bernet
Sound Lebon

Releases

France - Diaphana Films

27.06.2007

A-Film Distribution

28.02.2008

Czech Republic - ArtCam

29.11.2007

Turkey - Bir Film

26.10.2007

Singapore - Cathay-Keris Films

21.02.2008

Belgium - Cinéart

21.11.2007

Brazil - Europa Filmes

23.02.2008

Switzerland - Filmcoopi Zürich

22.08.2007

Poland - Gutek Film

25.01.2008

Japan - Longride

22.12.2007

UK - Optimum Releasing

25.04.2008

US - Sony Pictures Classics

22.02.2008