Family Film: Persepolis

Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi, with Vincent Paronnaud, from her autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, Persepolis tells the story of Marjane’s youth as a punk-loving teenager growing up in Iran.

Moving to Europe in her teens to continue her chaotic education, Marjane begins to find her place in the world. Told in beautiful monochromatic black and white animation, Persepolis was the winner of the Jury prize and nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival and Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2007.

Recommended for ages 10+

Women in Film
In the centenary year of the 1918 suffrage act, celebrating women’s voices has never been more important. With this in mind, we present a season dedicated entirely to women in film. All the films in this season are directed or co-directed by women, and most are female-focused in their narrative.

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