Friday 23 January 2015 – 6pm
@ Alliance Française de Manchester
£2 for members, £3 for non-members
Second movie from our cycle dedicated to movies adapted from graphic novels !
Persepolis (2007, 95 min)
by Marjane Satrapi et Vincent Paronnaud (adapted from the graphic novel by M. Satrapi)
with Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. In late 1970s Iran, Marji witnesses through her young eyes Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she realises first-hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna in order to protect her. However, this transition becomes increasingly challenging for this young woman as she finds herself in a different culture laden with abrasive characters and profound disappointments.
Click to watch the trailer
Film with English subtitles. Snacks & wine after the film.