And lo, in the dreary moviegoing days of February, a little child shall lead us out of the darkness and into the light. Persepolis
, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's vibrant, funny animated-film adaptation of Satrapi's graphic novels, is an autobiographical coming-of-age story rooted in a part of the world most Americans don't know anything about.
Satrapi (as voiced in the film by Gabrielle Lopes and Chiara Mastroianni) was born in 1969 and grew up in Tehran during the final decade of the shah's rule ...
Read the rest of Addison Engelking's review of Persepolis here.