Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi

 

Persepolis is the beautiful coming of age story of Iranian Marjane Satrapi. I reluctantly read the graphic novel  a few years ago (I’m not a geek!) and finally got around to watching the film last night.

In Persepolis we are introduced to the wonderfully precocious, curious, and fearless 9 year old Marjane as she grows up in an Iran that unwittingly exchanged the tyranny of  dictatorship for the tyranny of religious fundamentalism.

Equal parts autobiography and history lesson Persepolis beautifully portrays the inner turmoil of Marjane’s adolescence opposite the violent regime changes in Iran in the 1970s and 80s.

Watch it if you get the chance. Dave

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