(France/USA, 2007, 94 minutes)

The coming of age of a young Teheran girl, from her childhood under the Shah through the ayatollah regime and the Iran-Irak war through to her self-appointed exile to France. An acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel reaches the big screen as a poignant, melancholy animated comedy whose stunning, delicate visuals perfectly capture the comic's spare, striking style.

A Diaphana Distribution release. A 2.4.7 Films presentation/production, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma, The Kennedy-Marshall Company and Franche Connection Animations, in association with Diaphana Films, Celluloid Dreams and Sony Pictures Classics; with the participation of Sofica Europacorp and Soficinéma; with the support of Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Région Île-de-France. With the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud; produced by Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault; screenplay by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persépolis; music by Olivier Bernet; art director, Marc Jousset; film editor, Christophe Roche.


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