• Mon Apr 27

introduced by Sabine Haenni (PMA, American Studies)

Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
voices of Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux

The award winning animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s critically acclaimed graphic novels about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Powerful and lyrical comix-inspired imagery tells the story of a young girl’s life in Tehran during the overthrow of the Shah, the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating war with Iraq. Marjane is the lovably outspoken daughter of left-wing intellectual parents who grow increasingly fearful and embittered over the changes in their once cosmopolitan lifestyle. Satrapi worked with underground comix artist Paronnaud to adapt her graphic novels for the screen using hand-drawn animation cells. Real-life mother and daughter team Deneuve and Mastroianni provide the voices of Marjane and her mother, while the beloved grandmother is voiced by Darrieux, who played Deneuve’s mother in The Young Girls of Rochefort.

35mm, black & white
1 hour 34 minutes
release year/country
2007 France