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Persepolis Runs In Cannes Palme D'or Selection 2007



Marjane Satrapi film runs for 60th Annual Cannes International Film Festival ( May 16th-27th)



Persepolis in Competition for Cannes Palme d'Or
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Marjane Satrapi's best-selling Comic Books are now brought to Screen as an animated Feature starring Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroiani for the voice overs. The French produced movie to be distributed by Sony Pictures in the United States is now running for the Palme d'Or (the most prestigious film Award in the World with the American Oscars) in the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival that will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and the Head of the Jury will be  director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons).


What are the chances for Satrapi's film Persepolis in this year's competition? That is hard to say for the time being but it would certainly be an achievement for an animated film to be in a selection that favors traditional feature films to animated ones. However if Persepolis does win then it would be the 2nd Palme d'Or won by an Iranian filmmaker and particularly exactly ten years after Abbas Kiarostami in 1997.  However the film will be running for the French colors since it is produced by two French Studio's Pumpkin 3D & Bibo Productions. Satrapi also shares the film director's credits with her collaborator Vincent Paronnaud.




Below Complete list of competitors for Palm d'Or 2007:


- My Blueberry Nights by Wong Kar-wai

- De l'autre coté by Fath Akin

- No Country For Old Men by  Joel & Ethan Coen

- Zodiac by David Fincher

- We Own The Night by James Gray

- La Forêt de Mogari by Naomi Kawase

- Promise me this by Emir Kusturica

- Secret Sunshine by Lee Chang-dong

- 4 mois, 3 semaines et 2 jours by Cristian Mungiu

- Tehilim by Raphaël Nadjari

- Lumiere silencieuse by Carlos Reygadas

- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

- Import Export by Ulrich Seidl

- Alexandra by Alexander Sokourov

- Death Proof by Quentin Tarantino

- The Man From London by Bela Tarr

 -Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant

- The Banishment by Andrey Zvyagintsev

- Une Vieille maîtresse by Catherine Breillat

- Les Chansons d'amour by Christophe Honoré

- Le Scaphandre et le papillon by Julian Schnabel


Out of Competition:


Ocean's 13 by Steven Soderbergh starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. Michael Moore will also present his latest documentary.


Good Luck Marjane and Vincent!




Author's Notes:


Official Website of Cannes International Film Festival


Recommended Viewing :


See first Official Trailer of film in French on Satrapi's MySpace website


Recommended Reading:


Cannes picks Iranian cineaste Karimi for Cinefondation jury (payvand news)




About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Film Historian, and Media Consultant.

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