A good biopic told through an interesting animation style
over 5 years
Very original,a rarely presented story,def not a feel-good movie,enjoyed it very much
almost 6 years
Interesting but a little dull story of a girl growing up
over 6 years
A witty and enlightening animated look at modern Iran and its real people.
over 6 years
Witty, funny and harsh at times. With it's artsy b&w animation it's simply a joy to watch
Persepolis is a 2007 French 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. The story ends with Marjane as a 24-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 and was released in France and Belgium on June 27. In her acceptance speech, Satrapi said "Although this film is universal, I wish to dedicate the prize to all Iranians." The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Ratatouille.
The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2007 and in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2008.
The film begins at Paris-Orly Airport where Marjane Satrapi (Chiara Mastroianni) is unable to board a plane to Iran, for reasons that are not clearly...