• dbgirl

    ★★★½ Added by dbgirl

    Interesting, a bit different story of a real person. I didn't quite understand the politics in this, but luckily for me there was so little of it, even though it was understandable why there had to be some talking of politics.

    Even the subjects are very serious, this still was surprisingly funny. It had a lot of funny (and mundane) situations. As a woman, I was having fun when they showed how Marjane started to grow to be a woman.…

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  • Andy

    ★★★★★ Added by Andy

    Visto 100 volte! Amo questo film...la storia..i disegni..tutto!

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  • donnia

    ★★★★★ Watched by donnia 01 Feb, 2016

    How did this life changing movie lose to Ratatouille

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  • detritustank

    ★★★★ Added by detritustank

    Watch the movie for the animation. Read the graphic novel for more context.

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  • mv

    ★★★★ Added by mv

    Persepolis is a brilliantly told personal account of what it was like to grow up in a wealthy family in Iran during and after the revolution. Adapted from a graphic novel, the movie comes to life with simple but incredibly expressive black and white animation. It hits the mark of being insightful while also full of touching and hilarious moments. I loved the parts set in Iran, the part in Austria got a bit R rated for me, but it was nonetheless important to the story.

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  • James Lees

    ★★★½ Watched by James Lees 28 Jan, 2016 2

    I'll admit that I wasn't feeling this much in the beginning. But after a half hour or so, it won me over. It's beautifully animated - simple, yet powerful.

    For a film with so many important messages and utterly harrowing themes, I was surprised at how much I laughed throughout. The Godzilla moment, the conversations with her Grandma (flowers in her bra, dipping her boobs in ice water) and rocking out at the concert...all of this really made me chuckle…

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  • Nick Vass

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nick Vass 28 Jan, 2016

    A gobsmacking example of animation as an innovative medium.

    Persepolis is a tour de force of monochromatic palettes and poignant storytelling. It tells an autobiographical version of the rebellious Marjane Satrapi who was 8 years old when the Islamic Revolution transformed her native Tehran. The compound of a personal, emotional, social and political upbringing is one which resonated deeply for me.

    The economic illustration of Persepolis is accurate to its graphic novel as well. In terms of narrative, it's unfolded…

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  • Lucas Lucas

    ★★★★½ Added by Lucas Lucas

    9/10

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  • camelfrommars

    ★★★½ Watched by camelfrommars 26 Jan, 2016

    Persepolis was lovely, and very much a film of contrast. The animation was simple, but manged to convey so much. It was generally quite lighthearted and funny despite the at times difficult subject matter. It was intelligent enough to provide enough information about the political machinations of Iran to engage the viewer, but without being overwhelming. Having said that, I wonder if I'd have got more out of it if I wasn't a complete ignoramus on the subject.

    There were…

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  • John Lees

    ★★★★ Watched by John Lees 25 Jan, 2016

    Originally, I was going to rate PERSEPOLIS a little lower, mainly because I loved the original graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi (who also directs this adaptation), and I felt that that not much was added in the transition from page to screen, with the an animated film really just feeling like the comic with some motion effects added in. But it's probably unfairly harsh to criticise the film for being too faithful an adaptation. especially when many viewers will not…

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  • Débora Phetra

    ★★★★½ Watched by Débora Phetra 23 Jan, 2016

    i loved just as much as i loved the book.

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  • Shea

    ★★★★★ Watched by Shea 20 Jan, 2016

    I just have one question: how did Ratatouille win best animated feature instead of this beautiful masterpiece?

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