Hence, the series is not only a memoirbut a Bildungsroman. The film version has also received high honors, specifically, init was named the Official French Selection for the Best Foreign Language Film.
This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. March Learn how and when to remove this template message At an airport in France, an Iranian woman, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapilooks at the flight schedule; her eyes come to rest on a listing bound for Tehran.
She then takes a Persepolis film, smokes a cigarette, and reflects on her childhood.
As a young girl, Marji lived in Tehran, wanted to be a prophetand was a big fan of Bruce Lee. Persepolis film the Iranian revolution against the Shah of Iran begins, her middle-class family is thrilled and participates in the rallies, though Marji herself is forbidden from attending.
One day, Siamak Jari, a friend of the family and the father of Marji's friend Lali, is released from prison. They all listen as he recounts the horrors of prison, and Marji grows jealous of Lali having a real 'hero' in her family.
Some days later, Marji and a group of friends attempt to attack a young boy, Ramine, whose father, a member of SAVAKthe Shah's secret police, had killed Communists and revolutionaries as part of his work.
They retrieve nails from a toolbox and chase him, but are stopped by Marji's mother, who punishes Marji. In her room, God tells Marji that Ramine's father's crimes are not Ramine's fault. Marji walks up to Ramine the next day to say she forgives him for his father being a 'murderer' but Ramine staunchly defends his father and angrily rides away on his bike.
One day, Marji's uncle Anoosh arrives to have dinner with the family after recently being released from a nine-year prison sentence.
Marji is ecstatic to meet him as he is the very sort of family 'hero' she wants to have. Anoosh inspires Marji with his stories of his life on the run from the government.
The Shah is deposed and elections for a new leading power commence. Marji's family's situation does not improve, in spite of Anoosh's optimism, and they are profoundly upset when Islamic Fundamentalists 'win' the elections with The government forces women to dress modestly and wear headscarves, and Anoosh is rearrested and executed for his political beliefs, as are other political dissenters Marji has come to know, while Siamak flees with his family after his sister is killed in his place.
Many of the family's friends, as well as thousands of Iranians, flee the new regime to Europe or the USA. Upset that God did nothing to prevent her beloved uncle's execution, Marji rejects her faith. Profoundly disillusioned, Marji tries, with her family, to adapt to life under the new regime.
The Iran—Iraq War breaks out and Marji sees for herself the horrors of death and destruction. The Iranian government begins implementing laws that create blatant injustices and cut down even more on social freedoms.
Marji's father is threatened by corrupt, rifle-wielding teenage government officials. Later, one of her uncles, Taher, has a heart attack.
He needs open-heart surgery, and since Iran does not have the equipment, he must go to England. But since the borders are closed, only very sick people approved by the Board of Health can leave. When the uncle's wife attempts to get permission, she finds that the hospital director she must deal with is her former window-washer; incompetent and totally submissive to his religion, he refuses to allow the uncle to travel abroad.
Marjane and her father go to see Khosro, a man who prints fake passports. He tells them he can make the passport in a week. Khosro is sheltering a relative named Niloufar, an year-old wanted for her Communist beliefs, to whom Marjane takes an instant liking. Later, Niloufar is spotted and promptly arrested and executed; Khosro's house is ransacked in the process.
Khosro flees without making the passport. Marji watches as her uncle eventually dies from his heart problems. His official passport arrives on the day of his death. The family tries to find solace in secret parties where they enjoy simple pleasures the government has outlawed, including alcohol.Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film follows a young woman's childhood in repressive Iran, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult.
Jan 17, · I attended the Tehran Film Festival in and was invited to the home of my guide and translator to meet her parents and family.
Over tea and elegant pastries, they explained proudly that Iran was a "modern" country, that they were devout Muslims but did not embrace the extremes of other Islamic nations, that their nation 4/4.
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