|Category||Animation, Biography, Drama|
|UK Release Date||29 September 2008|
|Production Country||France,United States|
|Directors||Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi|
|Cast||Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures UK|
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.