Saturday, 17 September 2011

Persepolis

On my way home from Cambridge last night I came across this quote in 'emel' magazine: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." (Attributed to Aristotle) And it was with that that I put on Persepolis which aired on Channel 4 a couple weeks back and which I had saved on my digital box. Whilst very bluntly it portrays the Islamic leadership of Iran, its followers and religionists in general as backward, culture-less beings, and sitting there remembering the unquestionable negative Western coverage of the Iranian elections a year or so back, I couldn't help think a trip to Iran in the near future should be scheduled! Not sure how welcome I would be but the only way to verify the state of a country is to visit it :)> Anyway, putting those negatives aside if you can, it was a good movie from an artistic perspective and a nice coming-of-age story following a girl growing from childhood, innonence & ambition, to adolescence, mistakes & despair, to adulthood & maturity.

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