Persepolis

Tuesday, July 31
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1hr 36mins // directed by:Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud // featuring:Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands // 35mm

Screening in partnership with the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith. Marika Preziuso, Associate Professor of World Literature at Massachusetts College of Art & Design will be in conversation with Iranian film director Pourya Azarbayjani after the screening.

Marjane Satrapi's animated adaptation of her autobiographical graphic novel about coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

Through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane, we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power — forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.


About the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith

​The Transnational Literature Series focuses on books concerned with migration, displacement, and exile, with particular emphasis on works in translation.