Persepolis is the autobiographical tale of Marjane Satrapi, sharing her experiences as a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
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Animated coming-of-age tale is poignant, mature.
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Fresh: Based on her own graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnauds film is a masterly work.
- Coco Forsythe, Future Movies UK, Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Fresh: A moving, intimate, complex, visually beautiful black-and-white story.
- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Fresh: A gentle dance performed at the edge of the abyss
- Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion, Thursday, June 24, 2010
This smart animated film tells the story of the Islamic revolution in Iran from the eyes of a open minded young girl, growing up to be a woman both inside and abroad of the country. That's surprisingly informative as a history lesson, both funny and dark and realistic at times, but always striking the right tone. While the animation always stays simplistic, the main character easily engages the audience and makes you care for her voyage and the story of her home. Only the ending comes off as a bit anticlimatic, but that doesn't take anything away from the importance and charm of the film. Very well done.
- ironclad1609, Wednesday, October 12, 2011