• bliean

    ★★★★★ Watched by bliean 07 Sep, 2016

    This is one of the best movies I have seen. It is so unique, so different and new. I was wary about the animation style, but it just added to the whole story. It was a fantastic blend of drama, tragedy, even humor. It was fantastic.

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  • Alexander Abrams

    ★★★½ Added by Alexander Abrams

    This autobiographical animated feature dealing with the coming of age of a young girl in Iran during the revolutionary period is witty and engaging all way through, as well as technically brilliant, yet its narrow middle class view makes you wince from time to time. Co director Marjanne Satrapi, born in 1969 into a progressive middle class Iranian family, tells how as a young girl she witnessed the fall of the shah, the coming of the Islamic regime, the brutal…

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  • Zach a.m.

    ★★★½ Watched by Zach a.m. 17 Sep, 2016

    A fascinating, personal recollection of puberty animated in immense colour of personality.

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  • Debbie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Debbie 17 Sep, 2016

    A cultural identity crisis, Persepolis manages to delve into its story layer after layer - and there seems to be something interesting at every turn. Through the voice of Marjane Statrapi, the animation traces her as a child living in Iran up to teenager pre and post revolutionary Iran. It is her perspective which makes this utterly rewarding to watch; retrospectively the film begins from her present-self wishing to return back to Iran, but having no passport of boarding pass…

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  • Juan_Snow

    ★★★★ Added by Juan_Snow

    Much feels such wow.

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  • tarantino_fan94

    ★★★★½ Watched by tarantino_fan94 13 Sep, 2016

    Too good to write about.

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  • lunablancoo

    ★★★★★ Watched by lunablancoo 10 Sep, 2016

    This is incredible.

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  • Col Todd

    ★★★★ Watched by Col Todd 08 Sep, 2016

    Coming of age animation in Iran...good stuff

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  • CT_Sexybeast

    ★★★★ Watched by CT_Sexybeast 07 Sep, 2016

    A very powerful look at the struggles of being both a woman in Iran and an immigrant from a distant nation.

    Persepolis is an emotionally draining film. It tells a remarkable true story of a young girl trying to escape persecution in Iran, and never holds back. It relies very heavily on exposition (even to a fault), and is able to encompass all the major political events that shaped the life of the protagonist in an engrossing fashion.

    While it's…

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  • msorbet

    ★★★★½ Watched by msorbet 05 Sep, 2016

    Simple animation with complex theme. This film is spread thin with minor details but doesn't miss a beat on any major plot points. The tonal shifts as the mood progress perfectly match the pacing. At every stage of life the film's lens matches Marjane's maturity level as well her emotion. Persepolis offers a unique interpretation of depression, love, or empowerment through abrupt changes in animation. Not only is this a powerful expression piece, an ephemeral tale of an individual's life…

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  • andreayeah

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by andreayeah 02 Sep, 2016

    La guerra, la religione, la repressione e di contorno la vita di una giovane ragazza ribelle, comunista, femminista, delusa.

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  • AmaleM

    ★★★★★ Watched by AmaleM 03 Sep, 2016

    More than an extraordinary coming of age story of a young girl in search of her identity, this film relates Iran's own search of identity. The serious tone of the film is sometimes alleviated by comical touches. Amongst many other things, it's a sad, beautiful story of how things we take for granted such a (perceived) freedom can be taken away by the click of a finger.

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