First, some background info- one of the books we had to read in my Young Adult Literature class was this graphic novel called Persepolis. It's the autobiography of the author, Marjane Satrapi. More specifically, it's about her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the war with Iraq. I really loved it. I didn't know much about Iranian history so it was kind of an eye-opener. It shocked me, it made me laugh, it made me cry. I lent it to my mom to read, and she loved it too. And when I went to sell back all my books, I decided to keep this one.
I had no idea it had been made into a movie until earlier today (yesterday?). I was looking around at some upcoming movie trailers and came across it accidentally. Now my mom and I are both thrilled about seeing it. You should go watch it too. It's been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, and is apparently coming out in theaters on Christmas. And I already know it's going to be great because Marjane Satrapi herself co-wrote the screenplay and is co-director.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!