Events

Persepolis

The Tournées Festival of New French Cinema
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 7:00pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST AT THE DOOR, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 6:45.

Full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit, Persepolis turns geography into poetry, and memoir into magic. Set in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, as seen through the eyes of precocious Marjane, a people's hopes are dashed as fundamentalists take power - forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, Marjane outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical comics about growing up in post-revolutionary Iran have been condensed by Satrapi and codirector Vincent Paronnaud into a beautiful black-and-white animation that both preserves their simplicity and incorporates more fanciful imagery, sometimes from traditional Persian art.

(Marjane Satrapi, France/US, 2007, 35mm, 96 min)

The Tournées Festival of New French Cinema
January 6-February 3, 2012
For the fourth year, the FSC and France Chicago Center partner to bring a series of contemporary French films to campus. This winter, spend Friday evenings with the films of five innovative directors whose work represents the best of French cinema today.

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Culture (CNC), The Florence Gould Foundation, The Grand Marnier Foundation and highbrow entertainment.