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Highly Acclaimed 'Persepolis' Denounced by Iran

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Highly Acclaimed 'Persepolis' Denounced by Iran

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Highly Acclaimed 'Persepolis' Denounced by Iran

Highly Acclaimed 'Persepolis' Denounced by Iran

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Persepolis began life as a French-language graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It described her childhood in Iran and her life in Vienna and Paris after the Iranian revolution. Now Satrapi has a hand in re-creating her story as an animated movie.

In May, Persepolis won the grand-jury award at the Cannes film festival. It will be France's submission at the Oscars for best foreign-language film.

Satrapi is pleased, but the Iranian government is not. It denounced the film and got it dropped from the Bangkok International Film Festival.

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