|Chiara Mastroianni||Marjane `'Marji'` Satrapi|
|Catherine Deneuve||Mrs. Satrapi|
|Danielle Darrieux||Marjane's grandmother|
|Simon Abkarian||Mr. Satrapi|
|Gabrielle Lopes Benites||Marji|
Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.