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New Event: "Persepolis" France's entry in Oscars, Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine

From: Lila
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2008 10:50 AM
Announcing a new event for Orange County Movie Fans!

What: "Persepolis" France's entry in Oscars, Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine

When: Friday, January 11, 7:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Everyone who wants to see all the award nominated movies and enjoys foreign cinema.

Event Description: 'Persepolis'
The adapted graphic novel shows Marjane Satrapi's life in, and after, Iran

(Sony Pictures Classics)

The characters in Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" (co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud) are simple, friendly black-and-white line drawings, as uncomplicated as characters in a children's book. Which is precisely what throws you when they get themselves put in prison or in front of a firing squad. Satrapi, who in the graphic novels on which the film is based recalls her upbringing in Tehran during the 1970s, '80s and early '90s, has said that she made her characters abstract so that they'd be more universal, so that we could see "us" in them. And it works.

A familiar story set in an unfamiliar context, it's a paean to the universality of human experience, a testament to the endurance of individuality during great political and fanatical upheaval, and a reminder that even the most complex situations, identities and stories are heartbreakingly simple.
(Sony Pictures Classics)


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