World CInema Cafe: PERSEPOLIS


SNF Parkway Theatre 2 Thu, Nov 17, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Production Country:France
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Vincent Paronnaud
Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter:Vincent Paronnaud
Cast:Chiara Mastroianni
Danielle Darrieux
Catherine Deneuve
Simon Abkarian
Gabrielle Lopes Benites


In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses firsthand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.


Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the film traces Satrapi's growth from a child to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.



World Cinema Café is a free weekly community screening series held in the SNF Parkway’s historic main theatre, offering a cross-section of historical and contemporary cinema from around the globe. Featuring films on the periphery and movies that break the canon – intentionally or by circumstance – World Cinema Café points to a new vision in filmmaking. 

World Cinema Cafe is made possible by generous contributions from Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker.


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