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A Feature film by Marjane Satrapi, Winshluss

Produced by 2.4.7. Films (247 Films)

Release in France : 27/06/2007

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2.4.7. Films (247 Films)

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Diaphana Films

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This is a heartbreaking true story of a childhood coinciding with regime change and war in Iran. It is seen through the eyes of Marjane Satrapi who grew up a tomboy, larking around in sneakers and getting into scraps with boys. At the age of ten she goes to school and finds that her entire world has changed. Girls and boys enter the shool building through different doors and Marjane, no longer allowed to wear her boysih clothes, is forced to cover up in a long dark robe. Her strong will gets her in to several close encounters with her teachers at school and later the country's morality police. Marjane grows up with Iraqi bombs falling on her street and strict rules governing her life. Eventually her parents decide she would be better off with an education abroad and send her to Europe. Despite the freedom of Europe, she lisses her family and her country despite its flaws, and has returned to Iran before long. She is in a brief marriage upon her return but when that fails Marjene leaves her country for good.




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Feature film

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Animated film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 35 min

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Posters (7)

Directors (2)

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Festival Selections (22)

Academy Awards - 2008

Academy Awards (United States, 2008)


Nomination for Best Animeted Feature

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2008

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2008)

Selection (6)

Best Sound : Samy Bardet, Éric Chevalier, Thierry Lebon

Best Screen Adaptation : Winshluss, Marjane Satrapi

Best Editing : Stéphane Roche

Best Original Music : Olivier Bernet

Best first picture : Winshluss, Marjane Satrapi

Best Film

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic - 2007

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic (Czech Republic, 2007)


Stockholm International Film Festival - 2007

Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden, 2007)


International Competition

TIFF - 2007

TIFF (Canada, 2007)


Special presentations

Awards (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2008

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2008)

Awards (2)

Cesar for best adaptation

César award for best debut

Delegations (2)