Young outspoken Marji’s world is turned upside down when fundamentalists take power in 1970s Tehran. Refusing to give in, Marji decides to rebel, but fearing for her safety, her parents send her to a French school in Vienna.
Adapted from Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, Persepolis is a funny, incredibly smart and powerful story of coming of age, resilience, resistance, new beginnings, and defining one’s own identity.
Part of MAC’s Les Enfants Terribles season, celebrating the talented rebels and agitators of the filmmaking world with a season of work from directors who have no problem at all pushing all of your buttons. From Rainer Werner Fassbinder to Marjane Satrapi to Spike Lee, these are 'les enfant terribles' of cinema, gleefully tackling incendiary topics whilst simultaneously ripping up the filmmaking rulebook. Curated by Elaine Lillian Joseph.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. /// Fancy a meal or drinks when visiting us for an event or a trip to the park? Our KILN Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, light bites and a light evening menu, see information here. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.