Friday, February 29, 2008

Brief Review of Persepolis

The animation is brilliant.

I never cry at movies, but I definitely got a lump in my throat. Something about the sacrifices that adults make in order to protect children from the full horrors of war, it just gets to me.

7 comments:

Adam said...

I didn't know they'd made it into a film. I totally want to see it now.

timidvenus said...

is that the one with the guy who has one foot bigger than the other or something? is it in french (or maybe a french-sounding language)?

Ann Thrope said...

Adam - it's very good if you can find a theater that's showing it (it's a French import if I understand correctly)

Sara - I'm not sure.. the only part I can think of where there's one foot bigger than the other is when the woman who wrote the book/movie is describing puberty and she talks about different body parts being disproportionately large all of a sudden, like her left foot.

Adam said...

It's playing at Manchester, I think I'll see if I can get a couple spare hours this weekend and catch it.

I watched the trailer and it looks amazing.

I meant to say, in regards to your post, "the sacrifices that adults make in order to protect children from the full horrors of war." That's part of what made Life is Beautiful and Pan's Labrinth so great. Although Pan's Labrinth was more about what the child did to block out such horrid events.

Monticore said...

It's playing in Fresno! I'm very interested

Ann Thrope said...

Yeah actually, it's funny you mention Life is Beautiful Adam because that's exactly what I was thinking of.

Adam said...

So, yeah, I'm going to go see it today. I'm excited.

Also, I think I'm going to try and pick up the novels as well.