2007 Other

Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi collaborated to co-write and co-direct this adaptation of Satrapi's bestselling autobiographical graphic novel detailing the trials faced by an outspoken Iranian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the Islamic revolution. The English-language version features the voice talents of Sean Penn, Gena Rowlands, and Iggy Pop, with Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni reprising their roles from the original French-language version.

Director: Marjane Satrapi

Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands,Sean Penn, Iggy Pop


  • While so many films about coming of age involve manufactured dilemmas, here is one about a woman who indeed does come of age, and magnificently.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    26 April 2013

  • The movie sparkles with witty self-awareness.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    26 April 2013

  • Cinematic poetry in black and white. It also is a deeply affecting tale of the power of resilience and an unflagging sense of humor through the worst of situations

    Claudia Puig - USA Today

    26 April 2013

  • A dazzlingly smart and entertaining animated feature by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, looks like a black-and-white graphic novel come to life.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    26 April 2013

  • The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.

    Kirk Honeycutt - The Hollywood Reporter

    26 April 2013


  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

    Academy Awards (2008)

  • Best Animated Feature

    Annie Awards (2008)

  • Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)

    Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards (2009)

  • Best Animated Film

    BAFTA Awards (2009)

  • Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)

    Bodil Awards (2008)