• syxxpac

    ★★★★½ Added by syxxpac

    Don't let the crude animation fool you - this is very much an emotionally and politically complex masterpiece if there ever was one. Its richly realized ideas and sheer humanity breaks through the simplicity of its animated world with painful realism and poignancy. Co-director and creator Marjane Satrapi uses an array of autobiographical elements from her own life growing up in Iran - from the Islamic Revolution in the '70's to the Iran/Iraq war and her subsequent abdication to Europe…

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  • Justin Willis

    ★★★★ Watched by Justin Willis 21 Apr, 2015 3

    Insightful and interesting, Persepolis offers a unique look into the hormones and struggles of a teenage girl. The animation is spectacular and helps to tackle the movie's more meaty content with grace. The characters are deep and interesting, mostly because this story is a autobiographical tale. I went into this movie blind and was completely caught off guard when I realized it was an animated film about an evolving Iran. The theme is about how to be proud of your…

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  • Anton Bitel

    Added by Anton Bitel

    First published by EyeforFilm

    A modern young woman enters Paris' Orly airport, dons a veil in the bathroom, and joins a queue for flights to Tehran – but just as she is about to purchase her ticket, she freezes, retreats, and sinks disconsolately into a bench. She can no longer bring herself to return to her homeland, but her memories take her back there anyway - back to her childhood, to a life lived under both the Shah and the…

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  • Devon Graham

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Devon Graham 12 Apr, 2015

    The fact that Marjane Satrapi helped direct this makes this even more emotionally real. The story begins with Marjane as a small child living in Iran. Little does she know she's going to be, first hand, a part of the Iranian revolution and much more. No matter how much love, drive, passion, rationality, morality and guts you have, people may, and will, find a way to overcome your insights and decide how you live. In this case, Islamic fundamentalism found…

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  • Lincoln

    ★★★★ Watched by Lincoln 12 Apr, 2015

    This film is very important.

    It tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran in the 70's to the 90's, as she struggles with her government, religion and freedom.

    The animation for this film is beautiful. I loved all of it. The characters were funny and likeable, and the writers kept me interested right to the very end.

    The movie does a great job of showing the conflict in Iran, and explaining the history of the events taking place. I absorbed everything they threw my way, and i wanted even MORE.

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  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 28 Nov, 2014

    QVCC Library - DVD

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  • Kenton

    ★★★★★ Watched by Kenton 11 Apr, 2015

    this gave me 2 many feelings and slayed me way 2 fuckin hard

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  • Reece Leonard

    ★★★★½ Added by Reece Leonard

    A riveting and humanistic portrayal of those persecuted in the culture of the middle-east, "Persepolis" is a complete success.

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  • Cass Nicholas

    ★★★★ Watched by Cass Nicholas 03 Apr, 2015

    This was so good! I can see why Joseph loved this

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  • briannabarreto

    ★★★★ Watched by briannabarreto 02 Apr, 2015

    This was such a great film, especially to watch in such an intimate setting such as the Phantom Theater. The minimalist animation, with splashes of color here and there, only contributes to the effectiveness of the story telling. The subject matter, although very dark and heavy, is presented in a manner-of-fact demeanor by our protagonist, as this is the only life she knows. Being completely transparent, I almost cried at one scene in particular, but I'll leave that up to…

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  • Ryan Fischer

    ★★★★ Watched by Ryan Fischer 01 Apr, 2015

    An animated memoir filled with universal insights about growing up even though Satrapi was the child of left-leaning middle class parents growing up before and after the Iranian Revolution. The animation is simple yet creative and full of great visuals.

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  • Amy Fan

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Amy Fan 31 Mar, 2015

    A rewatch that moved me much more than it had originally did when I was 17.

    A political and autobiographical masterpiece, Satrapi's comic-turned-book illustrates the woes of the immigration and cultural identity, fears and excitement of being a teenage rebel during a war and revolution, and the heartbreak and disillusionment involved in growing up.

    It's beautifully animated, sometimes artistically disturbing, and completely raw and poignant.

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