A biting animation about a young girl's life under Iran's ayatollahs screened at Cannes Tuesday despite protests from Tehran of Western bias.
"Persepolis", one of 22 films competing for the festival's top award, is based on the eponymous comic-book series by Iranian Marjane Satrapi.
The movie offers a child's eye look at Iran from the age of eight, just as the Shah is about to be evicted by the Islamic regime still in place today.
May 23, 2007
Ayatollahs' Cartoon Concerns
C'mon. Not all cartoons start out as crafty I.O.s hellbent on riling up the pious goatherder demographic. Some just get targeted for exploitation along the way.