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Transcript of Marjane Satrapi
- Marjane Satrapi
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
As Marji grows up, she witnessed first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life.
This change proves an equally difficult trial with Marji finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her.
When she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and Marji and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
By: Jerica Manaois
Won the Angoulême Coup de Coeur Award for her graphic novel ‘Persepolis’. in 2001
‘Persepolis: Tome 2’ won the Angoulême Prize for Scenario in 2002
The Angoulême Best Comic Book Award was given to ‘Poulet aux Prunes’, in 2005
The Jury Prize of the Cannes Film Festival was awarded to the film adaptation of ‘Persepolis’, in 2007
The Cinema for Peace Award recognized ‘Persepolis’ as the ‘Most Valuable Movie of the Year’ in 2008
Awarded honorary doctorate degrees from two universities: the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain in 2009
Work was recognized in her native country, when ‘Chicken with Plums’ received the Noor Iranian Film Festival’s award for Best Animation in 2013
Born on November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran
Her father was an engineer and her mother was a clothing designer
Was sent to Vienna, Austria, to study at the Lycée Français de Vienne
Earned a degree in art in France
Married Reza at the age of 22
Lived in Paris permanently
Directed 5 movies
Wrote 3 books
Won 21 awards and nominated 28 awards
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