Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar

The nominations for the 33rd annual French Oscars known as Les Césars du Cinéma Français were announced today to the press. The nominations were the result of a secret vote by the 35 000 members of the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma presided by the producer Alain Terzian.

Persepolis the animated film by co –directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud have been nominated in six categories ( Best Picture, Best Music Score, Best Sound, Best Editing, , Best First Film, Best Screen Adaptation). Olivier Dahan’s La Môme known as La Vie En Rose in the US distribution leads with 11 nominations including best Picture followed by The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (7 nominations).

Both La Vie En Rose and Persepolis are running at the upcoming Oscars in February in Best actress ( Marillon Cotillard) and Best Animated film ( Persepolis )respectively.

The awards ceremony takes place in Paris on 22 February at the Théatre du Chatelet ( France’s equivalent of the Oscars® Kodak Theater, a day before the Oscar® ceremonies in Hollywood. The host of this years Ceremony will be actor/director Antoine DeCaunes.

The Complete list of Nominees

Persepolis !;0)



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Does admiring John Wayne's films make one a Pro Bush neo con ?

Or is Dr. Zjivago a pro Tzarist and anti Communist film after being an anti communist book ?

I know Satrapi's political preferences which may differ from mine but that does not take away her talent as an artist ?  

I loved her film even if I did not share some historical interpretations. That is the FREEDOM of any Artist or individual.




Bravo Dariush-supporting Satrapi, an anti-Pahlavist

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Very mature of you!

"That's the bitter gist of "Persepolis," a memoir in an unusual format of one such person, who exiled herself to Paris, festering with memories and resentment of the fact that she was against the shah, too!"

- Washington Post 1/25/08