• Daphne

    ★★★★ Watched by Daphne 17 Nov, 2015

    Yeeees!!! Great animation, very engaging, easy to understand, relatable


  • bhccorp

    ★★★★ Added by bhccorp

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Persepolis is a film that is incredibly faithful to the graphic novel it was based off of. I had read the novel prior to the film, and it was great in its own right. This film brings you in and keeps you engaged in this roller coaster of a movie. From Satrapi's time during the revolution to the experience in Europe and back, and how you see her progression through her teen life and so on. Like "Boyhood," this film…


  • Chris Hormann

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chris Hormann 16 Nov, 2015

    Film #6 of the Deneuvember Challenge.

    Marjane Satrapi along with Vincent Paronnaud directs a film version of her own graphic novel which tells the story of her early years growing up in Iran starting with the overthrow of the Shah, the rise of the Islamic fundamentalists and the war with Iraq (led by Saddam Hussein). Doesn't sound like a bunch of fun yet Satrapi has made it immensely entertaining while giving a pretty good overview of that period in Iranian…


  • Jackier

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jackier 15 Nov, 2015

    Beautiful and depressing


  • Antonio Quintero

    ★★★★ Watched by Antonio Quintero 23 Sep, 2007


    A great animated tale of a girl seeing Iran change after the islamic revolution. It shows how a modern woman lives in conservative iran.


  • calamityhey

    ★½ Watched by calamityhey 28 Oct, 2015

    The animation is mostly lovely, but I hate how Satrapi provides certain characters with weird incongruous dimensions (i.e. young Persepolis's head is bigger than everyone else's).

    The "Eye of the Tiger" scene is kind of indicative about my feelings on the whole. Cute and vaguely empowering, but also rushed and glosses over weighty issues (in this case depression) in ways that feel reckless and irresponsible. Additionally, its hard to get super excited about a movie that sets up a bunch…


  • Paul Zoccolillo

    ★★★★ Added by Paul Zoccolillo

    (Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)


  • armandodc

    ★★★★½ Added by armandodc

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Persépolis is the story of Marjane, a young girl who lives in Teheran during the Iranian Revolution, th plot follows her across her childhood struggles living in a country segregated from all occidental culture. Since her family is an upper middle class family, she is able to flee from the country and continue her studies in Vienna, where she develops as a young woman, falls in love, meets new friends, and realizes that her life has to be back in…


  • Chris Naber

    ★★★★ Watched by Chris Naber 25 Oct, 2015

    I felt like it used the animation really well. It drew from its graphic novel heritage in terms of style, but never felt "cheap" for a movie.

    On paper the story is simple, bordering on trite. But it all felt so real and honest that it didn't matter that I'd heard aspects of it before. This wasn't just A story, it was HER story. In that respect it really drew me in. It covers a lot of ground in a…


  • Martha Garibay

    ★★★★★ Added by Martha Garibay

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Por Martha Garibay y Diego Reyes:

    Persépolis es la autobiografía de Marjane Satrapi, una mujer iraní en busca de su identidad.
    La película nos muestra a Marjane desde que tiene 10 años y la forma en la que ella percibe la situación política de su país. Ella sobresale de los demás niños porque ha sido educada de una manera occidental y nada fanática del islamismo. Por estas razones, Marjane se va a estudiar a Viena, donde su búsqueda de identidad…


  • Leslie

    Added by Leslie

    ‘Persépolis’ es la autobiografía de la autora de la historia. Marjane Strapati creó una novela gráfica que posteriormente se convirtió en una película. Marjane, la autora, desde su niñez se ve influenciada por las personas y los acontecimientos que están sucediendo alrededor de su vida. Desde pequeña, desarrolló una personalidad muy liberal y que va en contra del régimen político. Sin embargo, a pesar de pertenecer a una postura izquierdista, Marjane se ve obligada a seguir con la instauración de…


  • Camilavmr

    ★★★½ Added by Camilavmr

    La película de Persépolis, dirigida por Vincent Paronnaud y Marjane Satrapi, es una película animada que narra los problemas políticos, sociales e ideológicos en Teherán, Irñan en los 70s y en adelante, durante la Revolución Islámica. Con un género de cine Dramático, debido a los conflictos emocionales, sociales y políticos que vive la protagonista; Marjane Satrapi. Y que a través de ellos, se entiende lo que muchos en su situación vivieron.

    Todo esto, a través de las experiencias de Marjane…