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"Persepolis" Wins People's Choice at Vancouver Fest; Creator Satrapi Interviewed

The Gold Derby weblog is noting that the animated feature film Persepolis has won the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The same post speculates why the film was submitted as France’s candidate for the Best Foreign Film Acacemy Award over the live-action La Vie En Rose, which was the expected choice.

Meanwhile, New York magazine has interviewed Marjane Satrapi, the creator of the original graphic novel and co-director of the movie version. Satrapi discusses her unusual reaction to seeing the film for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival, the similarities between herself and the lead character of the film, how Iggy Pop was cast for a voice in the English version of the movie, and the government of Iran’s negative reaction to the movie.

Persepolis was the closing film of the New York Film Festival this past weekend, and will be getting a theatrical release in the United States this December.

(via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

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