Marjane (Mastroianni) lives through the hopes of the Iranian Revolution in her home in Tehran. But during the Iran-Iraq war that follows, her parents (Abkarian and Deneuve) elect to send her abroad to study in safety. Things aren’t quite that simple, however.
The monochrome animation is stark and beautiful, and Marjane’s an appealing narrator. Often hilarious, sometimes tragic, this may be low-tech, but it’s high-class.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara
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