• marcus_n92

    ★★★★½ Added by marcus_n92

    Thought provoking and moving, with an interesting form of animation

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  • unclenugget

    Watched by unclenugget 27 Feb, 2015

    Unique animation and deeply personal story. Well worth a look

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  • Felipe Nicéas

    ★★★★ Added by Felipe Nicéas

    "Persépolis" mescla na medida certa humor e drama, uma animação que é ao mesmo tempo divertida (principalmente pela doce personagem Marjane) e tocante, mostrando suas dificuldades no Irã e na Áustria, sua relação com a família, os costumes de seu país etc... outro fator interessante são as citações de músicas e grupos bem conhecidos pelo público.

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  • DarknessLingers

    ★★★★ Watched by DarknessLingers 24 Feb, 2015 1

    There’s tenacity and truth in Persepolis. Sometimes the truth brings joy, and sometimes it causes pain. But it’s important to know it, because for Marjane Satrapi, it’s tied up with selfhood, nationhood, and even girlhood—things that we grow up with, take for granted, and maybe even despise from time to time. Here, Satrapi recreates the truths she grappled with as an Iranian youth growing up in the midst of revolution and oppression, in a land where death and loss were…

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  • pirs

    ★★★★ Watched by pirs 24 Feb, 2015

    "And where do you come from?"
    "Iran."

    What a lovely and interesting story by Marjane Satrapi, also the creator of the comic book Persepolis was based on. It tells her tale, as a politically-inclined Iranian woman since childhood and explores her country (and France) during the 70's.

    Really an unique look on politics, feminism, revolution and comparisons between middle eastern and western cultures.

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  • dEL

    ★★★★½ Watched by dEL 23 Feb, 2015

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

    A missile strike when you're already late
    A no joking sign on your martyr praising break
    It's like ten thousand rules on how a woman should live her life
    It's meetin' the man of your dreams
    And then being forced to be his wife,

     umm

    And isn't it Iranic?
    Don't you think?

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  • trolleyfreak

    ★★★★★ Watched by trolleyfreak 21 Feb, 2015 1

    The vocal talents of two 'grandes dames' of French cinema are utilised in an award-winning animated adaptation of a graphic novel authored by co-director Satrapi; Darrieux dispenses wise words as the grandmother of a young girl growing up in Iran during the '70's and Deneuve voices the role of the mother, fearful for her daughter's future.

    This is a quite beautiful and moving coming-of-age saga, stunningly rendered..

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  • Simon Columb

    ★★★★ Added by Simon Columb

    We want films that shake us up. That pulls us out of our slumber and knocks us into the modern era. Persepolis, an outstanding comic-book adaptation combining documentary and animation together, managed to achieve this. Causing demonstrations, banning and censorship in many places across the world, it is important to appreciate the criticism the film met with. From our perspective, the countless nods it achieved in end of year lists of 2007, awards nominations (including the Academy Awards) and festivals…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 19 Feb, 2015 10

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Persepolis is a different breed of animation; it does not offer you a safe story with traditional characters, instead it offers you something that stimulate thought without the sacrifice of emotion, it offers you a familiar framework but implement layers upon layers of political and social depth that evidently drives the central character's personal growth.

    Persepolis addresses the common issues of reality, the struggles that women in Iran are enduring in order to remain in the…

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  • silenttom

    ★★★★½ Watched by silenttom 14 Feb, 2015

    An emotional and beautiful portrait of a young Iranian girl's life during an overwhelming time in Iranian history. Based of Satrapi's graphic novel of the same name (which is amazing), the film gives this autobiographical coming of age tale of one woman's struggle with the culture of her homeland and the love she feels for her family. The simplistic traditional animation gives the story ample opportunity to transition from comedic points of levity to a sincere explanation of Iranian history…

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  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★★ Watched by William Kretschmer 30 Aug, 2010

    The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
    Wonderfully intelligent adult animated feature combining the biography of a young girl with recent Iranian history.

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  • Cecilia Barroso