Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about growing up during the Iranian revolution and her exile from Iran in the aftermath. It's a great book and one that is being made into an animated feature in France. (There are other clips from the film available here, here and here. Like the above trailer, the dialog is in French.)
Satrapi is involved in the creation of the feature and not only is it drawn animation in her own style, the film will be (gasp!) black and white like the original graphic novel. There couldn't be a stronger contrast between this film and the forthcoming Tin Tin films mentioned below. I can only hope that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg see Persepolis at the earliest possible opportunity.