This is the first Iranian movie that Chris Larry has ever expressed interest in seeing and it isn't even Iranian, it's French!
I wonder if he's seen it yet. I don't see how he could dislike it. It is really good. The film is based on the autobiographical graphic novel about a girl growing up right after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. She is so outspoken in her criticism of the hypocrisy of the government that her parents send her to Vienna for her own safety.
In France, she is seen as more of an oddity than a real person and has an even more difficult time really finding her place there than she did in the increasingly repressive Iran.
The black and white imagery is striking, the themes of alienation are universal, and more importantly punk is not ded.
I wonder if my Iranian eye doctor (a parent of a former student) who escaped from Iran in the early 80's has seen this yet.
This movie would get a "Marilyn would love this" tag if it wasn't animated. My moms don't dig on the animation. Too bad.
Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi