In February, La Casa Encendida resumes its contemporary film programme with an animation cycle about the cinematographic legacy of Iranian director Marjane Satrapi.
Born in Rasht, Iran, Marjane Satrapi is internationally renowned for her autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, which illustrates her traumatic childhood during the Islamic Iranian Revolution and her subsequent involuntary exile in Europe. In 2007, Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud presented the screen adaptation of this cult comic at the Cannes Festival. The film, faithful to the graphic novel’s spirit of political denunciation, became one of the greatest milestones in animation and even won an Oscar nomination in that category.
The cycle “Under the Influence of Marjane Satrapi” highlights the Iranian director’s contribution to contemporary animated film with a selection of four politically-charged feature films about armed conflicts and childhoods interrupted by exile, which portray the social reality and recent historical dramas of the country represented in each. The two fiction movies and two documentaries of this animation programme—which premiered at the festivals of Cannes and Berlin—tell four heart-rending biographical stories that took place in Ecuador, Colombia, Croatia, Iran and Palestine.
02 and 03 FebruaryFilms, Screenings “Virus Tropical” by Santiago Caicedo
An adaptation of Powerpaola’s famous autobiographical graphic novel about the memories of her chaotic childhood and (…)
09 and 10 FebruaryFilms, Screenings “Chris the Swiss” by Anja Kofmel
In 1992, the corpse of a foreign correspondent covering the Balkan conflict was found dressed in the uniform of a (…)
16 and 17 FebruaryFilms, Screenings “Tehran Taboo” by Ali Soozandeh
Tehran Taboo uses rotoscope animation to portray the world of three women in the Iranian capital, whose freedom is (…)
23 and 24 FebruaryFilms, Screenings “Samouni Road” by Stefano Savona
With documentary footage and animated sequences based on survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road denounces the (…)