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Persepolis is a beautifully crafted black and white film about the coming of age story of an Iranian girl named Marji. Marji's life is stock full of conflict, both as a young woman growing up within an Iranian society that she finds to be overwhelmingly oppressive and as a cultural outsider navigating the complexities of cultural identification while living in Europe. This is a stunning film from a visual standpoint, a pithy yet telling history of Iranian society and a tenderly wrought memoir adapted from the original graphic novel. The dialogue is in French. Highly recommended.




Posted by Ryan Gage at 12/10/2008 01:03:20 PM | 

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