II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008

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II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008



Co-directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud challenged audiences worldwide with this brilliant animated adaptation of Satrapi’s internationally acclaimed graphic novels. Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic
Revolution. It is through the eyes old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power- forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. At age fourteen her parents make the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria. The bold-faced visual style matches the irrepressible spirit of young Marjane, first as a teenager wrestling with the restrictions of the Khomeini regime, later as a disoriented ex-pat in Vienna. Chiara Mastroianni and her real-life mother Catherine Deneuve provide the voices of Marjane and her mother. Persepolis is an Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, and captured the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize. Also starring Sean Penn, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop who lend their voices to the film.

Spanish Title: Persépolis
English Title: Persepolis
Original: Persepolis
Country of Origin: France
Year of Completion: 2007
Running Time: 95 min.
Format/color/BW: black & white
Language: Inglés, subtítulos en español/ English,
Spanish Subtitles

Directors: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Producer: Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault, Kathleen Kennedy
Screenwriter: Marjane Satrapi (based on her
graphic novels)

Editor: Stéphane Roche
Art Designer: Marc Jousset
Music: Olivier Bernet
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Sean Penn,
Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop,
Améthyste Frezignac

Director’s Biography
Vincent Parannaud & Marjane SatrapiMarjane Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran, and grew up in Tehran. She is currently based in Paris. She has written and illustrated the award-winning graphic novels Persepolis 1-4, Broderies and Poulet aux prunes. Persepolis (2007) is her filmmaking debut.

Vincent Paronnaud, a.k.a. Winshluss, has created (or co-created, with the artist Cizo) several comic books. He has directed two short films, Raging Blues (co-director, 03) and O’Boy What Nice Legs (co-director, 04), Persepolis (2007) is his feature directorial debut.


II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008