A and A's Movie A Day

Watching movies until we run out.

Persepolis

October 20, 2011

Persepolis

Tonight we’re watching yet another comic book adaptation. Of course this is based on one of those major literary works that just happens to be presented in the familiar format of pictures with words. Like Maus before it this is a deeply moving and intimate story that deals with powerful issues. I’d say that this is one of those films we have in our collection that I would qualify as an “important film.” It’s one that I would never just put in to watch on an afternoon, but one I’m proud to own.

It is purely co-incidence that we chose to watch this movie on the day that it was announced that deposed Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi has been killed by the troops of the new regime, but it’s also strangely appropriate. It’s been that kind of a year in the middle east, full of regime change. This movie tells the story of a young woman who witnessed regime change in Iran first hand and saw how it influenced her country and her family and it provides a frightening look into the effects that decades of never ending war have had on the region. At the same time it is a deeply personal story, a familiar story of a girl growing up, full of awkward teenaged angst which is apparently the same across all cultural divides.

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  1. I am reading this book for my class and I am absolutely in love with it. I see so many parallels and applications. It is contemporary and unfortunately the cause of so much controversy over in the middle east. http://www.goodasgay.com/2011/10/persepolis.html

    Comment by Jacob Woods | October 23, 2011 | Reply


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