I saw Persepolis. WOW!! Now I know why Darius Kadivar is obsessed with it. It deserves obsession.
If you haven't seen it, see it. If they don't show it in your area, buy the DVD. If you've seen it, buy the DVD too! Marjane deserve every Iranian's contribution and Vincent too who made this feature with Marjane although I don't know Vincent’s role.
I expected less and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't think much could be said or entertained with an animation. I so wrong. If Cinema is to go to a theatre to be taken away by a story, Persepolis is the best in Cinema. It has more action than Schwarzenegger, Rambo, Bruce Lee, Bond and Bourne movies combined! Yet it is so all encompassing, brief, to the point and so entertaining. So much so that if all the talking heads in Iranian.com from all walks of life and all political and religious beliefs have a conference and embrace each other to tell the truth and unite, they would not be able to summarize Iranian's contemporary history as Marjane has so simply and eloquently described it for history and generations to come.
So precise and so simple. Marjane has paid her dues to Iran. If Marjane doesn't do anything else in her life, she has done so much for today's Iran that in my opinion all Iranians in Iran owe her a debt of gratitude. Persepolis will definitely find it's way to Iran and Iranian hearts and just like "The Lizard" (Marmoulak) became a huge hit, Persopolis will become even a bigger hit. It's much more valuable. Marjane is Iran’s best and most valuable contemporary artist.
I think I have just touched the surface about Persopolis. I hope we see more feature films like Persepolis about Iran and it's citizens both inside and outside Iran. Marjane deserves every award that is out there. See it and pass the word.
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