Who said comics can’t make for astute political commentary? Persepolis the comic turned heads as a youthful and original take on the Islamic Revolution and its fallout as seen through the eyes of an outspoken Iranian girl, and the film version, with its striking black-and-white aesthetic and slightly foreboding but still humorous atmosphere, honored its source material well. Catherine Deneuve voices Marjane’s mother in both the French and English language versions.
Don’t miss comic-to-film misadventure GHOST WORLD, airing on Sundance Channel this month.
Author: Dan Heching