By zaminina
Written March 31, 2008
I was interested to see this movie because of the book. I was a bit put off about seeing it though when I learned the movie was animated. However, having seen it. My impression of the movie in a word is "Brilliant" Now, thinking back I can't imagine the movie being as good as it is if it had actual actors. The animations were done in such a manner as to highlight the individual characters and nuances of the scenery that "real life" just can't portray. There was so much detail and substance to this movie beyond what they eye can see. I plan to see it again and I suspect I will see details that I missed the first time. I saw it with my Persian friend and it was even more interesting for her because so much of the story was personally familiar to her. She loved it as much as I did. Go see it!
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A Must See!!!

By Dutchmazz
Written December 27, 2007
Great story, great animation, wonderful voice acting, even great subtitles! This film will pull you in and never let you go. If you read the book this film is definitely a bonus, but you don't have to read the book to get the movie. This film is not playing in many theaters, so if it's playing in your area you must see this film!
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By chrysanna
Written December 27, 2007
I don't like seeing movies more than ones, it rarely happens and it happened for this movie. I have seen it twice already and want to see it again. Besides its content is very impressive and the way it tells the story is pretty accurate, the art of the movie itself is spellbinding. I laughed and cried at the same time throughout the movie. Very real, so close to the heart. Don't let the fact that the movie is black and white animation in most part prevents you to go, give it a chance, you won't regret.
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No CG!

By ninthgirl
Written February 28, 2008
This is so interesting, funny and timely.
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Transporting and Instructive

By ckcusa
Written January 19, 2008
Engaging story of a spirited girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. We see a country going through violent suppression through the eyes of a girl whose parents know that, while her spirit may survive such suppression, she would not. The movie affirms that we in free societies may tend to take freedom for granted, and this reminds us not to. Simple but beautiful animation takes us intimately into the girl's mind, making this a very sympathic experience. Very funny, very sad, and instructive about contemporary Iranian history. In French with subtitles.
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