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In Brief: The very unusual and surprisingly powerful Oscar-nominated animated biographical film (2007) about the extraordinary — and yet perfectly relatable — life of an Iranian girl. Though playful in tone, it's a narrative that goes much deeper than one might expect. It's a film that should be seen — and one that benefits from a second look, as well. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on May 1, 2012.
Genre: Animated Fanciful Biopic
Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Starring: (Voices) Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites
Rated: PG-13

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Persepolis on Friday, Feb. 1, at the new Flood Gallery location in Black Mountain, 850 Blue Ridge Road, Unit A-13, Black Mountain.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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