Iran upset over Persepolis
It doesn’t take much to piss off the increasingly repressive government of Iran. Now they’re protesting a graphic novel autobiography turned into a film.
That’s right, Heidi notes that Marjane Satrapi’s and Vincent Paronnaud’s animated version of Persepolis, adapted from Satrapi’s book, is showing at Cannes, and Iran isn’t happy about it, claiming it "presents an unreal picture of the outcomes and achievements of the Islamic revolution." Not a real surprise considering Islamic revolutions rarely seem to view women as real.
Here’s the trailer (in French) for the film:
The film premieres on Wednesday and is in competition for the Palme d’Or.