Events & Gatherings
Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi
In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
Directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi
2007, France/USA, 95 minutes, PG-13, French with English subtitles
Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.
February 25 at 1:00PM
Discovery Cinema is back! Join us for a Saturday afternoon matinee series aimed at all ages. This season, we’re re-screening crowd favourites from the past five years at Remai Modern.
Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.
Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.