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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


    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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    2.4.7. Films (247 Films)

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    Diaphana Films

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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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    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 Film

    Best first picture : Winshluss, Marjane Satrapi

    Best Original Music : Olivier Bernet

    Best Editing : Stéphane Roche

    Best Screen Adaptation : Winshluss, Marjane Satrapi

    Best Sound : Samy Bardet, Éric Chevalier, Thierry Lebon

    TIFF - 2007

    TIFF (Canada, 2007)


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    Awards (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2008

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

    Awards (2)

    César Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

    César Award for Best First Feature

    Delegations (2)