Year of Release: 2007
Director(s): Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Approx. Running Time: 95 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"ISN'T LIKE ANY ANIMATED FILM YOU'VE EVER SEEN."
-David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
"WONDERFUL! FUNNY AND INSPIRING!"
-John Powers, VOGUE
"GRADE A! A MARVEL!"
-Lisa Schwartzman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"AN UNQUALIFIED TRIUMPH!"
-Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
SURVIVING THE WAR IS ONLY THE
BEGINNING OF THE BATTLE.
Writer and director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people's hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power.
Although the film follows the protagonist through much of her childhood, this isn't a children's movie. It's a poignant, saddening and sometimes humorous look at a culture I know little about and - dare I say it - a film about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)