i saw persepolis

As Leif Pettersen aptly observed, it was cold as balls in Minnesota this weekend. So Captain Crash and I had big plans to see Cloverfield and 27 Dresses on Saturday... it didn't happen. We stayed cloistered in the apartment. We're going to catch them tonight, though.


We did see Persepolis on Friday night. I was really anticipating this one... an animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel. It was... lovely. And sad. And funny.

I don't know how to describe the feelings that the film stirred up in me. The child was so hopeful, and full of joie de vivre... as she grew up and experienced loss after heartbreak after rejection, she became disillusioned. As I stood up at the end of the movie, I felt very sad... but as I think of it now, I don't think I was upset by any of the film's specific events as much as by the fact that this girl lost much of her hope and idealism. Even as a privileged child of the free world, I clearly saw my own growing-up experiences reflected in that.


And, hey... Captain Crash loved it--even though it was all in French! That really says something.

Incidentally, can I just say.... I love the Uptown Theatre! The bathrooms are super-cute.
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1 Response to "i saw persepolis"

  1. Shannon the Movie Moxie says:
    January 22, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    I saw this yesterday and quite enjoyed it. I keep wanting to say it was delightful but there was a fair amount of harshness and heartbreak so that doesn't quit ring true.

    Great blog you have here! I found you off Lamb's, I like to write about the 'experience' of film too.

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