Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Persepolis is an autobiographical animated feature of Marjani Satrapi who grew up in Iran witnessing historical events. Her country was first under Shah and then controlled by repressive Islamic fundamentalists. Marjani, an outspoken, confident and drawn to Western culture finds it hard to identify herself with her nation, she even refuses to stay out of trouble so she's sent to Europe by her parents so she's able to openly express her ideas and be lead a full life. Changes aren't easy for her, she struggles to fit in. Marjani finds her new friends superficial, taking their freedom and careless life for granted.
This is basically a story of a woman who tries to find herself and the society where she belongs. We all know how hard it can be to fit in and find what you truly want but it gets even harder when you're torn between your roots and rebellious nature.
I loved the visual style of the movie, it is simple and quite minimalistic but expresses so much.

1 comment:

  1. This is very interesting. I'll have to Google Marjani Satrapi to learn more. Thanks for posting this.