Directors: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve
Approx. running time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi collaborated to co-direct this adaptation of Satrapi's bestselling autobiographical graphic novel detailing the trials faced by an outspoken Iranian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the Islamic revolution.
Persepolis opened to huge critical acclaim, with a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 96% and 90/100 Metacritic on IMDB. It is a powerful and shocking portrayal of the Iranian revolution in the late 1970s. With Satrapi's evocative visual and animation style, this film moves between the horror of what Satrapi and all Iranians went through, whilst also demonstrating a profound love for her country and its people. Even 12 years after the films release, Persepolis is discussed, screened and studied by film students across the country.