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kidijs's avatar


@Jook I'm sure your opinion is grounded, but how exactly was Persepolis pretentious? :O Sure, artsy moments like color switching, etc., but it all served a purpose, which is the exact opposite of pretentiousness.

A politically-charged tearjerker that gets to the bottom of things -- including the role of women in even more patriarchal societies than ours. It's a shame that they don't make more movies like this.
10 years 4 months ago
Graminthesalmon's avatar


Fucking fantastic movie. I was actually kind of blown away by how much I love it. The art is beautiful, the story is fantastic, the dialogue is great, the characters are all memorable and distinct and it's an emotional roller coaster. Thoroughly captivating. I can't promote this movie enough, watch it.
6 years 1 month ago
mondovertigo's avatar


I love the animation in this.
9 years 1 month ago
Aeonxul's avatar


one of my favorite animations of all time!
11 years 10 months ago
Ayasama's avatar


Somehow broke my heart.
We searched for happiness too much that we forgot we weren't free.

pretty much sums her life. She could have done better urgh. The movie was great, nevertheless.
11 years 10 months ago
pkmahanand's avatar


The real essence of a free woman....must watch for every independent girl....
12 years 4 months ago
karuss's avatar


Painful story told beautifully. A flawed human, living in a flawed world, but aren’t we all in the same boat? The only thing left to do is to be honest with ourselves. Amazing.
2 years 11 months ago
stellaslove's avatar


Agreed - love it.
12 years 10 months ago
abraxas's avatar


great great great
12 years 10 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, makes for a striking and unusual animated feature, one that puts you in Iran during its political shift from fascist to religious tyranny and makes you see through the eyes of a young girl, then a young woman. There are parts of the world Westerners just don't understand and paint with the widest possible brush. Iran in such a place, so on a didactic level, we learn a lot from Satrapi's remembrances. On an emotional level, her family and friends feel like real people (the granny is the best character, to be sure), and her memoirs are honest and can take the bent of confessions. And though you'd think revolution, war, political prisoners, torture, repression, and the never fitting in would be crushingly heavy topics, thanks to the animation, there's a light touch that keeps it bouncing along. If anything, it bounces too quickly, and when it ended, I was resentful and wanted it to continue for a bit.
1 year 5 months ago
ericaf's avatar


Watched it in French and thought it was both quirky and meaningful. Definitely enjoyed it.
10 years 6 months ago
Mudskipper's avatar


Persepolis is a very interesting movie! i had fun watching it. highly recommended.
11 years 3 months ago
Nilofarish's avatar


Amazing movie!
12 years 7 months ago
Jsn's avatar


just amazing
12 years 8 months ago
KuroSawWhat's avatar


Interesting inclusion on the top "Family" film list with its multiple uses of the C-word..
1 year 11 months ago

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