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Briefly: "Spirited Away" & "Persepolis" YALSA Awards; Stuttgart Fest; "The 99"

* The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its 2009 YALSA Awards, naming Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis as two of 2009′s “Fabulous Films for Young Adults.” [ALA, via Nausicaa.net] * The 16th Annual Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film will take place on May 5-10, 2009, focusing on the 100 year history […]

Lebanon Reverses "Persepolis" Ban

Lebanese authorities have reversed a decision to ban the animated movie Persepolis due to a public outcry that the ban was intended to please Iranian and Shiite clerics rather than out of any sensitivity to Muslims or the Islamic faith. The movie is based on the graphic novel memoirs of Marjane Satrapi as a child […]

"Persepolis" Is a True Milestone in Animated Filmmaking

After a movie has garnered a certain amount of hype, watching it can be a bit of a challenge. There are very, very few movies that actually deserve all the hype that they get. The feedback from disappointed moviegoers can even end up creating a backlash that can overwhelm whatever merits the movie might have […]

CulturePulp Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

Mike Russell’s “CulturePulp” webcomic has published a webcomic interview with Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis, her autobiographical graphic novel and animated movie. The web comic is based on a 40-minute interview which Russell has provided along with an extra-large PDF version of the webcomic. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

"Persepolis" Snubbed for Best Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued the shortlist of nine films eligible for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Notable for its absence is Persepolis, the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir that was a heavy favorite in early Oscar race speculation. The movie is still eligible for a nomination in […]

"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. […]

"Persepolis" Wins Best Animated Feature at Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced a full list of the prize-winning films screened over the festival weekend. The French movie Persepolis won the Mercury Filmworks Prize for Best Animated Feature, while Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor from Japan won the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation. For a full list […]

France Chooses "Persepolis" for Foreign Language Oscar Contender

France will use the animated film Persepolis as its representative for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The movie is based on the graphic novel memoir of Marjane Satrapi about her life growing up during the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The film has drawn criticism from the Iranian government, but has been selected to […]

"Persepolis" to Close 2007 New York Film Festival in October

The 2007 New York Film Festival will close with a screening of Persepolis, the autobiographical animated movie based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The graphic novel and movie are based on Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The film won the Jury […]

"Persepolis" Shares Jury Prize at Cannes; "Madame Tutli-Putli" Wins 2 Awards

The animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis graphic novel is sharing the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival with Stellet Licht (Silent Light). The movie will be released in America in the fall of this year. UPDATED May 29, 2007: The innovative stop-motion animated Madame Tutli-Putli also took two prizes from Cannes back home […]

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