Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 13th at 7:15pm for Persepolis at the Kendall Square Cinema . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
With amazing wit and heart, this award-winning animated feature tells the poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Through the eyes of precocious and outspoken 9-year-old Marjane, we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take powerÂ—forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Feeling vulnerable and alone in a strange land after being sent to school in Austria, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Featuring the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux and Simon Abkarian. Directed by Marjane Satrapi (based on her acclaimed memoir) and Vincent Paronnaud.