Persepolis

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Persepolis

  1. Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Persepolis

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane that we see people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power—forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA, and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran–Iraq War, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable. Persepolis is graphically engaging with its bold black-and-white lines and feeling of repressed energy, fit to burst. The emotional content is so strong that after a while, one almost forgets the film is animated. (35mm)