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Byre World: Persepolis

Wednesday 17 April, 6pm
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The School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events related to the literature, film and cultures of the world. Our Byre World programme showcases some of the research being carried out by the School of Modern Languages and brings together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics. All events are open to university staff and students and the general public.


Persepolis (dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)

An animated film based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis follows the life of a young girl against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution and 1980s Europe. This multilingual adaptation is an international collaboration between American and French producers and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 winning the Jury Prize. The film will be introduced by Dr Saeed Talajooy (Dept of Persian, Modern Languages) and followed by a discussion and Q&A.