V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PERSEPOLIS

V' 07

PERSEPOLIS

Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
F, 2007
Fiction, 96min, OmdU

PERSEPOLIS

Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
F, 2007
Fiction, 96min, OmdU

Contributors: 
Stimme
Gabrielle Lopes/Chiara Mastroianni/Catherine Deneuve/Simon Abkarian/Danielle Darrieux
Screenplay: 
Marjane Satrapi
Sound: 
Thierry Lebon
Editor: 
Stéphane Roche
Composer: 
Olivier Bernet
Decoration: 
Marisa Musy

Production: 
2.4.7 Films 23 rue Aux Ours 75003 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 71 01 31 247films@247films.fr
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgout 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 4970 0370 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Persepolis is the much-anticipated animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed series of autobiographical graphic novels. Satrapi's darkly humorous take on her experiences as a spirited young Muslim woman coming of age in Tehran - during the rule of the Shah, the Islamic Revolution and the gruelling Iran-Iraq War - makes for a bracingly original story. We follow the misadventures of Marjane from mischievous little girl in Iran to rebellious teenager finding first love amid decadent anarchists at a snooty boarding school in Vienna. The film then charts the young woman's heavy-hearted return to Iran, and finally her emigration to Paris. Marjane's story presents the bloody history of her homeland over the last decades in microcosm: The Communists in her family fought against the Shah only to be persecuted even more harshly by the Islamists who took his place. If the film sounds brutal, it maintains a refreshing levity as each gritty, haunting real-world event is balanced with a flight of fancy. These come courtesy of Persepolis's charming animation style - bold, graphic, simple yet forcefully stylized. (Jane Schoettle)

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