Staff Picks: Movies
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.
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.