CELLULOID DREAMS - as SALES All rights, World

Animation - Completed 2007

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marjane SATRAPI, Vincent PARONNAUD
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/ECE4-D161-6F9C-73CD-5C81-2
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc-Antoine ROBERT, Xavier RIGAULT
    • Synopsis
    • The poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Through the eyes of outspoken nine year old Marjane we see a people’s hopes dashed as the fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable. As she gets older, Marjane’s boldness causes her parents to worry over her continued safety. And so, at age fourteen, they make the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land, she endures the typical ordeals of a teenager. In addition, Marjane has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Over time, she gains acceptance, and even experiences love, but after high school she finds herself alone and horribly homesick. Though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society, Marjane decides to return to Iran to be close to her family…