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An animated film based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis tells the story of a young girl in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. Through the eyes of the nine-year-old Marjane it shows how people's hopes were dashed as the fundamentalists took power and imprisoned thousands. More

As a teenager, she gets sent to a school in Austria, where she falls in love with counter-culture – pop music and Nike shoes. Upon returning to Iran, however, Marjane finds herself heart-broken at the treatment of women and depressed at the situation of her family and friends.

2007Rating: M, Offensive language95 minsFrance, USAFrench / English / Persian / German

Persepolis | Awards

Award Winner
Jury Prize; Cannes Film Festival 07

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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Cartoonist Marjane Satrapi penned an autobiographical series of critically acclaimed graphic novels, on which this film has been based. Persepolis tells her story as she grows up in Tehran under the rule of a tyrannical Shah and the early stage of the Iran-Iraq war. In her mid-teens (early 1980s), her family sends her to study in Vienna, where she discovers counter-culture, punk music, and ill-fated romance.

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