Persepolis

Women Directors Week: The Roundup

Women Directors Week The Roundup

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Evolution in Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ and ‘Chicken With Plums’

Persepolis

In a similar way to Marji (‘Persepolis’), Nasser (‘Chicken with Plums’) must be sent far away to have his journey of becoming. There is something in him — talent — that requires he must go beyond his home. But whereas in Marji’s case she must go away to protect herself, Nasser must go away so he can grow, get bigger and fuller and richer.

Women in Politics Week: ‘Persepolis’

  This piece on Persepolis, by Amber Leab, first appeared at Bitch Flicks on July 1, 2009. I rented Persepolis before the recent Iranian election, and have been thinking ever since about the film. Persepolis is adapted from the autobiographical graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi (which I haven’t read), and represents the first graphic-novel-as-film. […]

Biopic and Documentary Week: Persepolis

This piece on Persepolis, by Amber Leab, first appeared at Bitch Flicks on July 1, 2009. Marjane can’t hide behind ABBA In Persepolis, we meet Marjane (Satrapi), a young girl living in Iran at the time of the Islamic revolution of 1979. The society changed drastically under Islamic law, as evidenced by Marjane’s teacher’s evolving […]

Movie Review: Persepolis

Persepolis. (2007) Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. I rented Persepolis before the recent Iranian election, and have been thinking ever since about the film. Persepolis is adapted from the autobiographical graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi (which I haven’t read), and represents the first graphic-novel-as-film. Other graphic novels have been made […]