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We meet 9-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power; she cleverly outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war; as a teenager, her parents send her to school in Austria in fear for her safety and she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane gains acceptance in Europe but finds herself homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. She enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age 24, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the decision to leave for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past.

  • Release date:December 25, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marjane Satrapi Best Animated Feature 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Marjane Satrapi Best Foreign Film 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vincent Paronnaud Best Animated Feature 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Vincent Paronnaud Best Foreign Film 2007 Nominee

Cast

Chiara Mastroianni
as Marjane as a Teenager & Adult (French & English Version)
Catherine Deneuve
as Tadji (French and English Version)
Gena Rowlands
as (English Version)
Sean Penn
as Ebi (English Version)
Iggy Pop
as Uncle Anouche (English Version)
Simon Abkarian
as Ebi (French Version)
Danielle Darrieux
as Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version)
Gabrielle Lopes
as Marjane (Child) (French Version)
Francois Jerosme
as Uncle Anouche (French Version)

Crew

Marjane Satrapi
Director
Vincent Paronnaud
Director
Marc-Antoine Robert
Producer
Xavier Rigault
Producer
Vincent Paronnaud
Screenwriter
Marjane Satrapi
Book Author
Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter
Olivier Bernet
Composer (Music Score)
Stephane Roche
Editor
Marisa Musy
Production Designer
Marc Jousset
Art Director
Kathleen Kennedy
Associate Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Thierry Lebon
Sound/Sound Designer
Denis Walgenwitz
First Assistant Director
Marc Jousset
Animator
Louis Viali
Animator
Thierry Peres
Animation Assistant
Stephane Roche
Compositor
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