Persepolis A powerful and dramatic autobiographical gem

Film classification: 12A
Duration: 96 mins
Released: 2007
Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Country of origin: France | USA
Classification: 12A
Based on the graphic novel memoirs of Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis is the poignant story of a young, outspoken nine-year old girl coming-of-age in Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Through her eyes we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power — forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden.

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