Persepolis first garnered attention as a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the story of her years growing up as an outspoken and precocious girl in the midst of the Iranian revolution. In this film adaptation, Satrapi's incredible tale and beautiful animation come together to create something magnificent. The New York Times calls it "full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit."
The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-music-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.
Winner of the 2007 Cannes Jury Prize.
3 day rental • PG-13 • 96 min.
"Whimsical and daring, a perfect expression of the imagination’s resistance to the literal-minded and the power-mad, who insist that the world can be seen only in black and white."
— New York Times