Sunday, February 10, 2008


Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Simon Abkarian (voices)
Synopsis: This animated French film follows a young Iranian girl as she lives through the Iranian Revolution and goes to Austria to study.
Thoughts: A fairly interesting look at culture clash and the violence that often comes with political change. The animation style is interesting to look at, if not incredibly complicated, and is effective at telling the story. There are some pretty funny moments, mainly as the protagonist struggles to adapt to the regulations forced upon women after the Revolution. Its only main flaw is that I never felt really connected to the characters and their emotional struggle. Still, if you're looking for a fairly light film or have any interest at all in Iranian culture/political history, give this a shot.

Watch the Trailer.


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