• Amber Mitchell

    ★★★★★ Added by Amber Mitchell

    "Bullshit! Life isn't absurd! It's not pointless. Some people give their lives for freedom...you pretentious prick."

    Ahh...this movie is a breath of fresh air. It's nice to see a perspective that's so beyond the mainstream.

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  • Todd Toussaint
  • Winston O'Boogie

    ★★★★ Added by Winston O'Boogie

    Πολύ ωραίο animation του ομώνυμου κόμικ, που πραγματεύεται την ενηλικίωση ενός κοριτσιού στο κατασκότεινο Ιράν του Αγιατολάχ Χομεϊνί και τη διάψευση των ελπίδων για ένα φιλελεύθερο μέλλον στη χώρα μετά την πτώση του Σάχη. Για όσους θεωρούν τον βαθύ θεοκρατικό Μεσαίωνα πολιτισμική διαφορετικότητα υπάρχουν κόμιξ που έχουν να τους διδάξουν πολλά.

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  • Adam Bennett-Lea

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Adam Bennett-Lea 17 Jul, 2016

    I have big love for Marjane Satrapi, who wrote both this screenplay and the graphic novel it's adapted from. A black and white, foreign language animated film about the Iranian Revolution would probably put most people off, but it really shouldn't because its executed perfectly. It made me laugh a lot, and also cry.

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  • MarcelBde

    ★★★★½ Watched by MarcelBde 02 Jul, 2016

    Fits into the category of films that will grab your heart, squeeze it, and toss it all about. The animation style is totally delightful and the characterisation is beautiful.

    The true story of what it's like to live in a time of revolution and war is truly upsetting and a worthwhile reminder of how a country can change.

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  • Sean Scott

    ★★★½ Watched by Sean Scott 09 Jul, 2016

    Funny, poignant, educational. A little rough around the edges directing and pacing wise but very artfully and tactfully put together.

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  • BastiToGo

    ★★★★½ Watched by BastiToGo 06 Jul, 2016 3

    Das war die spannendste und traurigste Geschichtsstunde die ich je hatte.
    Dieser Film ist heute aktueller den je und hilft dem einen oder anderen vielleicht dabei ein bisschen zu verstehen.

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  • Matt Taylor

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt Taylor 27 Jun, 2016

    I have a feeling that reading Persepolis is probably more satisfying then watching it. Not to imply that watching it is bad... this is a beautiful looking film with a captivating story. But the narration grows tiring after a while, and its pace is somewhat uneven. The first half is so strong that second half almost never stood a chance.

    Still, I wish there were more animated movies that dealt with mature topics and weren't necessarily made for kids & families.…

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  • Noah LePage

    ★★★★½ Watched by Noah LePage 26 Jun, 2016

    :D :O :( :/ :)

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  • James Rodrigues

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Rodrigues 12 Jun, 2016

    When a person bares their soul into a biographical piece of work, there's often the worry somebody may craft a bastardised film version of it. Marjane Satrapi instead uses this as an opportunity, bringing her graphic novel tale to life with the help of co-director Vincent Paronnaud. The result is beautifully animated, honest portrayal of Satrapi's life during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, as well as the aftermath. Witnessing how it affects Marjane and her family delivers a poignant experience, that manages to often prove humorous, but is mostly rather touching.

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  • Lena Houst

    ★★★★ Watched by Lena Houst 23 Jun, 2016

    At once a charming simplification and an expressionistic open wound, with national and pubescent anxieties coming through with vivid potency and validity. Zero barriers between experience, fantasy and memory.

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  • mary

    ★★★½ Rewatched by mary 21 Jun, 2016

    i love this but it's so short compared to the graphic novel!! it doesn't address half of what is in there and it's quite disappointing, but if you haven't read the graphic novel yet then you won't really notice and it's quite educational so go watch persepolis if you haven't yet or read the graphic novel...or why not do both :^)

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