Persepolis


Persepolis
This multi-award-winning Iranian animated film is set during the turbulent times after the fall of the Shah of Iran and the rise of the Islamic state. Told through the eyes of a young girl living in a communist family, it is a sharp and observant coming-of-age tale. In French with English subtitles.

93 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Nudity).
Animated, Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit
Good thing you can
Good thing you can't read English!

Credits

Cast
Voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites, François Jerosme
Director
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
ScreenplayVincent Paronnaud, from the comic by Marjane Satrapi
MusicOlivier Bernet
EditingStéphane Roche
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byA consortium of French and American companies

Official Site | IMDB page
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated, drama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent, in context, moderate impact
NudityNone
SexMildly implied, brief, infrequent
ViolenceModerate animation violence
PrejudiceExplores gender discrimination and negative stereotyping of Islamic culture
BlasphemyMild religious profanities and religious sensitivity with regards to Islamic culture
Drug abuseSome alcohol and cigarette smoking in context
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Khan
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
15
The Citizen
Annette Bayne
16
24.com
Laurie Crook
15
BBC
Anna Smith quote iconAn engaging and accessible story of a very eventful life.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote icont is infinitely more interesting than the witless coming-of-age Western girls we meet in animated films.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconSatrapi and Paronnaud render some very heavy themes in a manner that's notable for its warmth and humour.
15
Metacritic.com
31 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
127 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPersepolis is an emotionally powerful, dramatically enthralling autobiographical gem, and the film's simple black-and-white images are effective and bold.
19

What the People say

Internet
19416 Netizens quote iconAnimation in black-and-white, autobiographical, growing up in Iran during the reign of the Shah and later, the Islamists
16

Average .. 81%

16

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