Persepolis

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Sacré bleu! Why Franco-Belgian comic-book movies are more fun than Marvel and DC
Home-grown superheroes may rule over Hollywood, but French and Belgian comic-book adaptations are often stranger and sexier than their US counterparts

Phil Hoad

02, Aug, 2017 @11:12 AM

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Five great female-friendly comic-book adaptations
The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the latest comic book movie to feature a heroine, but women are still woefully underrepresented in the genre overall

Isabel Stevens

03, Aug, 2015 @4:55 PM

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The Voices review – Marjane Satrapi’s ghoulish psycho-comedy
Marjane ‘Persepolis’ Satrapi treads a fine line between small-town satire and visceral gore

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

22, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Marjane Satrapi: the Persepolis director escapes her comfort zone
There’s a talking cat and a severed head in the fridge. Welcome to The Voices, the lurid new serial-killer comedy from the Iranian artist-turned-director

Ryan Gilbey

20, Mar, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Wonder Girl's head-sized breasts illustrate the sexism problem in comics | Joan Hilty
Joan Hilty: As more women and girls read comics, an industry that still peddles sexism and misogyny risks its own irrelevance

Joan Hilty

03, May, 2014 @10:00 AM

Top 10 animated movies

Moving bits of paper around (the old way) or painting with billions of pixels (the new) has conjured up some of the greatest films of all time. From The Iron Giant to Persepolis, Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best

Chris Michael

20, Nov, 2013 @3:07 PM

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Chicken with Plums: the snowy side of Tehran

Marjane Satrapi, creator of hit animation Persepolis, talks politics, revolution and about why her new film reimagines Tehran from a distance. She speaks to Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab

09, Jan, 2012 @9:44 PM

Tunisian election 2011: protesters demand freedom of speech - video

A week before Tunisians vote in their country's historic general election – the first since the Arab spring – protesters gathered to demand free speech

Shehani Fernando and Mona Mahmood

19, Oct, 2011 @1:42 PM

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How to film a graphic novel

Don't: hate your staff. Do: cast Iggy Pop. Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi offers up a masterclass in comic-book movie adaptation

Marjane Satrapi

16, Jun, 2011 @9:00 PM

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Marjane Satrapi | Top 100 women
Graphic novelist behind Persepolis, an autobiographical account of an Iranian youth

Homa Khaleeli

08, Mar, 2011 @12:05 AM

Homa Khaleeli on the creators of Persepolis 2.0, the cartoon story of Iran's disputed election

Two fans of Marjane Satrapi's iconic graphic novel have created their own version in support of the protests in Iran. Homa Khaleeli reports

Homa Khaleeli

05, Jul, 2009 @11:01 PM

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