Film of the Fortnight: Persepolis

Persepolis (2007) Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud Persepolis is a French-Iranian animated film written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. It is based on Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name and depicts her childhood and young adulthood in Tehran and Vienna against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. Persepolis beautifully balances political and personal issues, historical events and everyday occurrences,…

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Film of the Fortnight: At Five in the Afternoon

At Five in the Afternoon (2003) Samira Makhmalbaf At Five in the Afternoon by Iranian director and writer Samira Makmalbaf is set in Afghanistan just after the toppling of the Taliban and centres on a young woman hungry for empowerment and dreaming of becoming the first female president in the history of the country. It is…

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