Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud • 2007 • France, United States
Starring Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve
Growing up in 1970s Iran, Marjane, the daughter of Tehran intellectuals, is rebellious, outspoken, and enamored with Bruce Lee, Iron Maiden, and punk rock—everything a young woman is not supposed to be in an increasingly repressive, theocratic society in the throes of the Islamic Revolution. When she’s sent off to study in Europe, Marjane finds herself wrestling with the complexity of her cultural identity. In adapting her acclaimed graphic memoirs for the screen, Marjane Satrapi effectively translated their striking pen-and-ink visual style as well as their intelligence, wit, and powerful emotional impact. Presented here is the French-language version of the film, featuring the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, and Danielle Darrieux.