Persepolis

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Original title Persepolis
Category Animation, Biography, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2007
Production Country France,United States
Directors Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Cast Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
Distributor Sony Pictures UK

Synopsis

The poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power - forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.