Friday, June 01, 2007
I loved the book when it came out a few years ago. Now I cannot wait for the movie. The two trailer that are online are very promising. It seems the movie depicts my generation's childhood in a way no regular movie can capture.
The only thing about Marjaneh Satrapi that bothers me is her nationalism. Persepolis is a very bad name for the story. and the fact that she has changed her last name to "Satrapi" (a reference to Achaemenid satraps) says something about a meaningless pride for an ancient imperalist state that I cannot understand.