Marjane Satrapi

Born in: 1969

France

Biography

Marjane Satrapi is a cartoonist, painter and filmmaker born in Iran in 1969. When she was a child, she was marked by the restriction of freedom in her country and by the Islamic revolution. Her uncle was executed for his political opinions. In 1984, when she was only 14, her parents enrolled her in a French high school in Vienna, Austria. She then returned to Iran in 1988, where she obtained a Master's degree in visual communication from the School of Fine Arts of Tehran. When she left to France in 1994, she studied at the Superior School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg. Marjane Satrapi currently lives and works in Paris.

When she joined the Vosges Atelier, she became fascinated about the world of comics. From 2000 to 2003, she published the four volumes of "Persepolis" which made her famous in the professional world and among the public. She then published "Broderies" in 2003, and then "Angoulême" in 2004. In 2007, she worked with Vincent Paronnaud, to make the feature film of "Persepolis".

Marjane Satrapi has received numerous awards. She won the prize by the Jury at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for the film "Persepolis", she also received a Cesar Awards for Best First Film and another one for Best Adaptation in 2008. She was also nominated in the category of Best Animated Film at the Oscars in 2008.

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