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France, 2007, 95 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
Genre/Subjects: Animation, Based on a Book, Black Comedy, Drama, Political, Social Issues
Language: French English Sub-Titles
In conjunction with the Clyfford Still Museum’s Drawing into Painting/Painting into Drawing exhibition, the Denver Film Society and Clyfford Still Museum presents Film/Still: PERSEPOLIS. As with the evolution of sketch drawing on paper to the painted canvas, the genesis of the graphic novel to animated feature film shows the relationship of separate art mediums connected in story and form. A panel featuring local authorities on the graphic novel will follow the screening of PERSEPOLIS wherein the symbiotic nature of the comic-strip format and the moving image will highlight Still’s own process from drawing to painting.
Based on co-director Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic novels, the award-winning PERSEPOLIS tells the poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Through the eyes of precocious and outspoken 9-year-old Marjane, we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power—forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands.
. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.
DIRECTOR: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Producer: Marc Jousset (Executive), Kathleen Kennedy (Executive), Xavier Rigault, Marc-Antoine Robert
Editor: Stéphane Roche
Screenwriter: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Principal Cast: voice talents: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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