Marjane Satrapi


Persepolis (2007) - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

5 bullets on this movie:

  • It’s in french and I recommend you to watch it in the original language, but in the english version Iggy Pop is the voice of uncle Anouche.
  • You can learn Islamic history and a lot about women rights. Marjane, the protagonist, is the best thing in this movie. She’s a rebel girl in a society that oppresses women, and you end up loving her. And also wanting to be her. 
  • It’s as great as the graphic novel. The dialogues are funny, but at the same time the film tells a serious and real story about women’s fight for equality.
  • It’s based on the life of Marjane Satrapi, the writer of the movie and the graphic novel. I think this is what gives the story so much power.
  • It’s mostly hand drawn and the animations is black and white, it’s soooo amazing. Really, it’s one of my favorite movies. 

If I’m developing a project as a producer it is my responsibility to give it to a female director or make sure I get relationships with female writers because  there are loads of them out there, they’re just not being given the opportunity to do what they want to do, or being given the money to do what they want to do.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton directed by women by filmography:

It’s Getting Late dir. Massy Tadjedin (2012)
The Voices dir. Marjane Satrapi (2014)
Gemma Bovary dir. Anne Fontaine (2014)
Their Finest dir. Lone Scherfig (2016)
My Zoe dir. Julie Delpy (2018)
Vita & Virginia dir. Chanya Button (2018)


In your life, you’ll meet a lot of assholes. If someone hurts you, tell yourself it’s due to their lack of intelligence. That way, you’ll never sink down to their level, because there’s nothing worse in this world than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.