Sunday, January 13, 2008


French, black & white, animation. In conversation last night, my niece said to me "you just said 3 things in one sentence that just don't go together!" In the film Persepolis they sure do! This film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's 2 graphic novels, is original, creative and heartfelt. It is a chronicle of Satrazpi's life from the late 70's in Iraq, to Vienna, back to Iraq, ending up in France by the 90's. The history of Tehran and her travels, are shown through her drawings and words (with the help of fellow artist Vincent Paronnaud). The animation is beautiful, it does not suffer from lack of color. An interesting film with a lot to watch.

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