Persepolis

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Persepolis

Persepolis

by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

France

 

Persepolis

Directors: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Script: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud adapted from Marjane Satrapi's original comic book

Animation: Marc Jousset, Christian Desmares

Editing: Stéphane Roche

Art Director: Marisa Musy

Music: Olivier Bernet

Voice Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopez, François Jerosme

Production: 2.4.7 Films, France 3 Cinéma

Distribution:
Diaphana
155 rue du Fbg St Antoine
75011 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.53.46.66.66
Fax: 0033 1.53.46.62.29
Mail: diaphana@diaphana.fr
www.diaphana.fr

Year: 2007

35 mm, B & W, 95 mn, OV French Language

Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival 2007
Nominated for Best Foreign-Language Oscar 2008

In Teheran in 1978, eight-year-old Marjane imagines her future and dreams of being a prophet saving the world. She is pampered by her modern and educated parents and is particularly close to her grandmother. She elatedly follows the events which will lead to the revolution and the fall of the Shah Regime. The establishment of the Islamic Revolution goes along with the "commissioners of the revolution" who control outfits and behaviours. Marjane who has to wear the veil now dreams of being a revolutionary. The war with Iraq soon brings bombing, privation and loss of close ones. The domestic repression becomes more severe every day. Her free talking and rebel positions become more and more problematic. Her parents then decide to send her in Austria to protect her. Fourteen-year-old Marjane experiences her second revolution in Vienna: adolescence, freedom, love and its intoxicating effects, but also exile, loneliness and difference.

 
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