Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Persepolis coming to the UK

Persepolis by Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi will be released in UK cinemas next week, it's politics (story) has caused it to be banned in a few places (then curiously unbanned). The style of the animation looks great and it has some interesting characters. The decision to make it mostly in black and white was good as it provides both a simple and bold look as well as fulfilling the desire to have it true to the graphic novel of the same name.

The native language of this film is French but there will be an English dubbed version, this has caused some grumblings about subtitles in the film world where purists would prefer to have the titles and not the dub.

For those interested in other Iranian animation you can visit the Teran AnimaFest.

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