Based on her autobiographical novel, Marjane Satrapi wrote and directed this animated feature about a young Iranian girl who comes of age during the Islamic Revolution. When precocious Marji is sent to an Austrian boarding school, she learns that her ethnicity is a spark for racial prejudice. Then, as an adult, the tyrannical pressures of Iranian society force Marji to once again leave home as she sets out for France in hopes of finally defining her cultural identity during a time of repressed equality and freedom.

Crew / Cast

Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon, Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites

Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

Writer: Marjane Satrapi (Comic), Vincent Paronnaud

Producers: Xavier Rigault, Marc-Antoine Robert

Exec. Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Marc Jousset, Vitaliy Versace

Editor: Stéphane Roche

Composer: Marisa Musy

Prod. Designer: Olivier Bernet

BAFTA Awards

2009 Nominated, BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language

2009 Nominated, BAFTA for Best Animated Film

Academy Awards

2008 Nominated, Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Golden Globes

2008 Nominated, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival

2007 Won, Palm Dog

2007 Won, Jury Prize

2007 Nominated, Golden Camera

2007 Nominated, Palme d’Or