Free French Film, Films on the Green: "Persepolis"
Friday, July 13, 2012
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, France-USA, Animation/Drama, in French with English Subtitles, Rated PG-13, 95m
With the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites
Based on the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, L’Association, 2000, France. Persepolis, published in the United States
by Random House, 2005.
Persepolis is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of Marjane, a young Iranian girl growing up in Tehran and Vienna. She avidly
follows the events that lead to the Iranian revolution and the downfall of the Shah’s regime. With the establishment of the Islamic
Republic, Marjane comes to see herself as a revolutionary…
Awards: 2008 César Awards, France – including First Film, Best adapted Screenplay; 2007 Cannes Festival, France – Jury Prize
“It’s striking how much emotion Satrapi is able to convey through these blocky drawings, which are simple but powerfully
chosen.” –San Francisco Chronicle