MARJANE SATRAPI, VINCENT PARONNOUD | FRANCE, USA | 2007 | 96 MIN | PG-13 | FRENCH, ENGLISH, PERSIAN, GERMAN
With evocative animation, Marjane Satrapi adapts her own graphic novel about coming of age during the Iranian Revolution and her family’s strength and survival under a new regime.
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s AP Bio series.
No late night study sessions or textbooks needed for these adventurous films that forego the standard, Oscar-baity practices synonymous with the cinematic biopic tradition for more imaginative, unique, and illuminating interpretations of life.