as a long time fan of marjane satrapi and her graphic novels, i was very excited to see her new animated film, persepolis, based on her two books of the same name. when jordan and i saw it was playing saturday as part of the denver film festival, we quickly purchased a pair of tickets.
i highly recommend this film, which like its printed predecessors uses simple drawings to convey the rather serious (although often simultaneously hilarious) story of marjane and her family in iran during a time of regime change and war. there is an english version of the film, but i suggest seeing it in its original form (in french) with catherine denueve as the voice of the mother. the english version may be good too, with sean penn and iggy pop providing voices, but i always prefer to see films in their original language. plus, french is fun to imitate even if you sound like a fool attempting the proper accent.