Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalist take power. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk. 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.
Marjane's boldness causes her parents to worry over her continued safety. And so, they make the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land, she endures the typical ordeals of a teenager.
Marjane decides to return to Iran to be close to her family. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, all the while continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. Eventually she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran.
Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi collaborated to co-write and co-direct this adaptation of Satrapi's bestselling autobiographical graphic novel.
In French, English, Persian and German with English subtitles.
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent Running Time
images, sexual references, language and brief drug content. 96 min
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