rinalia (rinalia) wrote,


Watch it. Ignore how you feel about animated films. This is brilliantly done. Plus, the main character has my name and spells it the same way. Okay, her name is Marjane (not my name) but everyone calls her Marji (like me). That alone should make you want to see the film.

It's a coming-of-age story set during the late 1970-1990s in Iran (with a major side trip to Vienna). After the fall of the Shah came the Islamic Revolution and the transformation of a "relatively progressive" Iran to an oppressive, war-ridden country. Marji grows up amidst all this chaos with two wonderful parents, an awesome grandmother, and a wavering connection to "God". Poignant,  heart-warming and heart-wrenching, it depicts the quinessential nature of growing up.

I highly rec'd it. (It is in French w/ subtitles). 
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