The French have always known that great animations features were not only for the kiddie- matinee set (the phenomenal grosses for RATATOUILLE proved to be a slam dunk in France), so it should come as no surprise that this stunning black and white animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel (or what the intellectuals call â??comic booksâ?) about a young Iranian woman’s coming of age is such an unalloyed delight. This French feature has already won critical acclaim in film festivals from Cannes to Toronto, and will appeal to all ages – even the ones that can’t read the subtitles – either because they haven’t mastered English yet or because they left their bifocals at home.
Read one of PERSEPOLIS’ many glowing reviews here. The film opens Christmas Day @ the Angelika New York & January 18 @ the Angelika Houston. Don’t miss it!