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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

See Persepolis

posted by on March 4 at 10:46 AM

I’ve seen it twice in the last month. I’d see it again.

Funny. Sad. Smart. Beautiful.

Proof of all those adjectives? This line: “Is that Michael Jackson!!??” “No. It’s Malcolm X.”


Here’s Annie’s review and show times.

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The glory of Persopolis lies not only in its stunningly attractive black & white animation, but in its ability to show the tyranny of Iran's Islamic revolution and the mental horror of adolescence with equal dynamism.

Posted by Bauhaus | March 4, 2008 11:07 AM

I, too, loved it. Thought the first part did a perfect job of showing what the revolution must have been like from an eight year old's point of view. Definitely one of my recent favorites...

Posted by Julie | March 4, 2008 11:18 AM

for sure. best movie i've seen in a long time.

Posted by captain underpants | March 4, 2008 11:21 AM

Persepolis was great - my son loved it and so did I and all my friends - highly recommended.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 4, 2008 11:32 AM

Persepolis is a wonderful film, accomplishing what the entirety of Wikipedia never could in conveying how the revolution really affected people.

Posted by donte | March 4, 2008 11:40 AM

Persepolis was robbed in the foreign film category!! Stupid Oscars.

Posted by arduous | March 4, 2008 11:52 AM

A fiction book that was published in the late 80s or early 90s, Women of Deh Koh, did an excellent job talking about the Iranian revolution from the perspective of everyday people as well. Check it out, if you can find it:

Posted by Josh Feit | March 4, 2008 11:54 AM

In case you missed Marjane Satrapi's crazy funny appearance on The Colbert Report, le voila:

She's so cool...

Posted by Jeff Stevens | March 4, 2008 12:12 PM

Well I've already seen it, but if I didn't, I totally would the second I found out Will, his son and his friends loved it.

Posted by pencil riot | March 4, 2008 12:34 PM

I went into this film expecting to like it, left loving it, and woke up the next morning thinking it was the best movie I had seen in a long time.

Posted by don't break the oath | March 4, 2008 1:04 PM

Great film, great book. It shows the betrayal of socialists and other iranian marxists by the islamists. it shows again, who really over-threw the Sha and how this minority gained power. it happened in palestine, it happened all over. the lefties were offed. revolution betrayed.

Posted by SeMe | March 4, 2008 1:45 PM

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