Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Based on the comic book by Marjane Satrapi
Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Chiara Mastroianni
Catherine Deneuve
Danielle Darrieux
Simon Abkarian

Premiere date: May 23, 2007 (Cannes Film Festival)
PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content.

Marjane is an innocent nine-year-old living in Iran, surrounded by a loving but incredibly protective mother and father. She finds comfort in the carefree spirit of her grandmother, as well as music by artists as diverse as ABBA and Iron Maiden. When Marjane's uncle is killed in the Iran/Iraq war, her parents send her to school in Austria, where she can study in safety. But her Middle Eastern appearance frightens people, giving her a harsh lesson in racial prejudice. Somehow, Marjane's fiery spirit doesn't succumb to any of the negativity. Eventually, she returns home to Iranvto be closer to her family. But even though she settles into married life, the tyrannical pressures of Iranian society force her to abandon her country once again, sending her to France for the start of another journey.

Cannes Film Festival
Jury Prize
National Board of Review
The Bvlgari Award for Freedom of Expression
1 Academy Award Nomination
Best Animated Feature


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