MARJANE SATRAPI, VINCENT PARONNAUD
THURS 1 NOV | ACCIDENTAL THEATRE | 7PM | £7 (plus booking fee)
Opening the second edition of WANDA is Marjane Satrapi’s unmistakably stylish modern classic. An autobiographical animation based on Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same name, it charts the period of her life growing up in Iran during the revolution of 1979, the Iran/Iraq war that followed and her time alone in Europe.
Young Marjane watches as family members are arrested and executed by the new regime while the war takes victims of neighbours and friends. Meanwhile she becomes a typical teenager, listening to punk music and pushing boundaries - something increasingly radical within the new socio-political framework being built around her.
A large part of WANDA’s mission is to revisit past films in order to challenge, celebrate and reconsider them in a feminist context. We’re celebrating this work from the recent past to highlight animation and graphic novels as closely connected feminist media.
Join us for refreshments before the film at this opening night event.