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Directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Starring: Geena Rowlands, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

Based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical novel, Persepolis follows the story of a young Iranian girl forced to leave her country during the Islamic Revolution. The peculiar editorial style of the film and witty humour brings together the past and the present life of Marjane in colour and black-and-white editing. The story of this rebellious character has the power to inspire those who are still searching for their true selves.

Released: 2007

Free Illustration & Craft Session led by Nikki Pinder 11.00am – 12.55pm
There will be a free drop in workshop before the screening of Persepolis inspired by the film’s graphic novel origins. Suitable for age 13 +. The workshop will be take place in The Kitchen under the big screen.
Click here to visit Nikki’s website or find her on twitter @nikkipinderart

Pre-order Falafel Khobez Wrap with hummus, pickles and tahini – £3.50
Inspired by the Middle Eastern origin of the film we are offering the chance to pre-order a lunchtime snack to take into the cinema whilst you watch the film.




Approx 97 mins

Time details

15-20 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)



Content Guidance:

Drug misuse, Infrequent strong language, Moderate violence