Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Persepolis is probably the most 'adult' animated film I have ever watched. Based on Iranian expatriate Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis (The Greek name for Tehran) graphic novel series, it recounts her life up to 1994, when she left Iran to live in France.

Persepolis is an account of what is going on in contemporary Iran, through the eyes of Marjane, the daughter of a wealthy, liberal Iranian family. It is by turns quirky, funny, educational, insightful, moving and heartbreaking.

Persepolis is remarkably even-handed in its handling of its complex and discomforting material. And while it offers no easy answers or happy endings, you will leave this film moved and enriched.


Antony Billington said...

It’s still a cartoon, though... right?

brett jordan said...

yes... still ONLY a cartoon... like michelangelo was ONLY an interior decorator... *sigh*