Persepolis Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.

Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites, François Jerosme, Tilly Mandelbrot, Sophie Arthuys

Director: Vincent Paronnaud , Marjane Satrapi

Genres: Animated, Drama

Production Co: Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma, Soficinéma 3, Diaphana Films, Centre National de la Cinematographie, Région Ile-de-France, 2.4.7. Films, Procirep, Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics, France 3 Cinema, French Connection Animations, Sofica Europacorp, Kennedy/Marshall

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