- PERSEPOLIS – Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 2008 Oscars
- An animation film based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi
- 15 Awards and 21 Nominations
- With voices of Sean Penn, Gena Rowlands and Iggy Pop
- A total of 600 animated characters
Reinforcing its commitment of bringing the best of contemporary world cinema to India, NDTV Lumière presents ‘Persepolis’. Based on the true story of Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis will release on Friday, June 20, 2008 at PVR Cinemas- Goregaon and Juhu.
A touching story of a young Iranian girl coming of age and struggling to find her place in the ever evolving society, the film has been made in three different languages, English, French and Persian to cater to the wide audience across the globe. The movie was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 2008 Oscars and also won the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes with an additional 15 awards and 21 nominations at various other international festivals.
The simplicity of the black and white bold images that made the graphic novel such a success are taken to another level by the collaboration of debut directors, Satrapi and underground artist Vincent Paronnaud, who have brought to life a new impression of the tale. The charm of the film lies in the ‘traditional’ use of animation, ensuring the experiences of Marjan’s life are not displaced by complex, detailed post-production imagery, characteristic of most recent animated films. The texture of Persepolis is perplexingly simple yet potent.
NDTV Lumière is the first movement of its kind in India that aims to meet the long-existing need of film enthusiasts. It will provide access to top quality cinema from across the world, premiering the best of world cinema in Indian theatres. The films from NDTV Lumière will span across genres from drama, animation and comedy to horror, thrillers and political dramas.
Five of the key films that are currently acquired by NDTV Lumière were showstoppers at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival 2008. These movies have won the top most awards at the festival including the Palme d’Or (Best Film) and the Best Director award. These films will be presented to Indian audiences in the coming months across multiple platforms ranging from theatrical releases to home video and television.