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Seeing Persepolis in Tehran

While the film Persepolis is celebrated in Europe, in Iran we experience it as one-sided.

[tehran] In May, Iranian-French illustrator Marjane Satrapi won the jury award at the Cannes Film Festival for the animated film Persepolis (Norway's premiere 21 September, ed. note).

In short, the film is an autobiography of the time during the show, the Islamic revolution in 1979, and the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980 century. In Iran, Persepolis has not gained as negative a reputation as the Hollywood movie 300, but many Iranians perceive Persepolis as an anti-Iranian film.

The movie is based on Satrapi's cartoon of the same name. The book is in three volumes; the first concerns Marjan's childhood and schooling in Iran; the second is about the Islamic revolution, social change, the experience of war, and political, social and economic problems; The third is about her life outside Iran and her experiences as an immigrant.

The image Marjane paints of Iran is phobic, one-sided and critical. The animation is in black and white, and this binary contrast has a negative effect. . .

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