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Film, "Chicken with Plums": Super-Sad Fantastical Love Story

"Chicken with Plums": Super-Sad Fantastical Love Story

Narrated by Death himself, embodied by the archangel Azraël, Chicken with Plums is the second adaptation of comic book artist Marjane Satrapi's thematic trilogy of Iranian stories, adapted from the follow-up to her graphic novel Persepolis. (Co-directors Vincent Paronnaud and…
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Film, Marjane Satrapi: There Is No "Clash of Cultures"

Marjane Satrapi: There Is No "Clash of Cultures"

"I have always been against this idea of the 'clash of cultures,'" Marjane Satrapi says. "It's the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever heard." That's apparent from her films and graphic novels, which bridge worlds. Born in Iran, Satrapi emigrated…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Less Veils, More Poetry -- Marjane Satrapi on Iran and Her Latest Film <em>Chicken with Plums</em>

Less Veils, More Poetry -- Marjane Satrapi on Iran and Her Latest Film Chicken with Plums

Marjane Satrapi told her story about growing up in Iran, the fall of the Shah's regime, and going to Vienna to study in her multi-volume graphic novel, Persepolis. She and Vincent Parounnaud made that story into an animated movie of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cartoon Yourself

Cartoon Yourself

Whether your life looks more like The Family Circus or The Boondocks, your chance has arrived to chronicle it in graphic novel form at the Graphic Novel Master Class with Ariel Schrag. The fantastically talented Schrag self-published her first comic…
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Film, This Girl's Life

This Girl's Life

Persepolis is a small landmark in feature animation. Not because of technical innovation — though it moves fluidly enough, and its drawings have a handcrafted charm forgotten in the era of the cross-promoted-to-saturation CGI-'toon juggernauts — but because it translates…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Before we start, understand that we have a boner for '70s post-apocalyptic fantasies -- Omega Man, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green -- that makes it easier to forgive the shortcomings of THX 1138, the 1971…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comix Relief

Comix Relief

Marjane Satrapi was your typical 6-year-old: sassy, demanding, and full of good intentions. But unlike the average kid, she wanted to be a prophet. Her goal was to right all the wrongs in the world, like the fact that the…
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