I saw the animated movie Persepolis
last night. I first heard about this via Isabelle Dervaux
when she mentioned trying to get the artist as part of ICON5
. (not sure that went through) Written and drawn by Marjane Satrapi, I highly recommend this movie. Mostly in black and white, it's a story told in the first person by a young girl growing up in Iran. We go from repressive rule by the Shah to even more repressive rule by a religious government . In between an escape to study abroad in Vienna adds distance and humor to the story. The animation is top notch and the story is both funny, educational and touching.
The Official Site