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The film is about the childhood and adolescence of a young Iranian, Marjane. When she is 9, The Islamic Revolution imposes the veil on women, send thousands of people to prison and starts a war against Iraq. In the rest of the world young people, as do the young Iranians in secret, discover punk music and hard rock. At 14, Marjane is courageous and rebellious. Her parents, worry about her safety therefore send her to study in Austria. There the girl fights against teenage pain and European prejudice. After high school, Marjane has some friends but she feels really lonely so she goes back home to her family. After a first period of difficulty she enters Art School, she marries and goes on to protest against the Regime. At 24 Marjane, even though she feels really Iranian, she can’t stand to live in her country and goes to France, looking for a new life.

Original Title PERSEPOLIS
Italian Title PERSEPOLIS
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 95'
Production Year 2007
Nationality France
Directed by Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Screenplay Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Based on the book "Persepolis"
by Marjane Satrapi
Editor Stéphane Roche
Production Design Marisa Musy
Music Olivier Bernet
Original Voices Chiara Mastroianni (Marjane Satrapi)
Catherine Deneuve (Tadji Satrapi)
Simon Abkarian (Ebi Satrapi)
Gabrielle Lopes Benites (Marjane da piccola/Marjane as a child)
Danielle Darrieux (nonna/grandmother)
François Jerosme (Anoush)
Italian Voices Paola Cortellesi (Marjane Satrapi)
Licia Maglietta (Tadji Satrapi)
Sergio Castellitto (Ebi Satrapi)
Angelica Bolognesi (Marjane da piccola/Marjane as a child)
Miranda Bonansea (nonna/grandmother)
Angelo Maggi (Anoush)
Produced by Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault

persepolis regMarjane Satrapi

Born in 1969 in Teheran, she attended the Lycée Français. She studied in Vien and attended Art School in Iran before moving to France in 1994. In Paris she has collaborated with Atelier des Vosges, an art studio with the best comic artist of the moment. In her comics Persepolis 1, 2, 3 and 4 she tells of her life linked to about 30 years of Iranian history. She has also published Broderies and Poulet aux Prunes.


Vincent Paronnaud

Born in 1970, he is one of the best independent French comic writer. With his friend Cizo he created the character “Monsieur Ferraille”, the protagonist of the comic magazine Ferraille Illustré, directed by Paronnaud, Cizo and Felder. Among his projects are the comics Super Négra (1999) and Welcome to the Death Club and Pat Boon – Happy End (2001). Paronnaud and Cizo have also directed two animated short films: O’BOY, WHAT NICE LEGS (2004) and RAGING BLUES (2003).

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