Saturday, March 29, 2008


"’What we wanted to say is, if these people [Iranians, Muslims] scare you, look closer: They have parents, they have lovers, they have hope, they have stories,’ Marjane Satrapi told The Associated Press in an interview at a Cannes beach cafe. "Satrapi added: ‘The only real divide in this world is between the idiots and non-idiots.’" Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis, one of the 22 films in the Cannes Film Festival’ Official Competition line-up, is based on Satrapi’s own experiences while growing up in Iran in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Some of the voices heard in the French-language version of the animated tale belong to Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, and Chiara Mastroianni (as Satrapi), Deneuve’s daughter with Marcello Mastroianni.

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