Author: M. K.
Location: Washington State
"Persepolis: The Story of a Child"
Directed by Lasse Halstrom
Music by Teddy Geiger & Gustavo Santaolalla
Screenplay Marjane Satrapi & Dan Futterman
Keisha Castle Hughes-Marjane Satrapi
Alexander Siddig-Mr. Satrapi
Aishwarya Rai-Mrs. Satrapi
Tagline: "Grow With Her" Christmas Eve
Synopsis: Based on Marjane Satrapi's Graphic Novel Memoirs about her life as a
young child in Iran. This film directed by double Academy Award Nominee Lasse Halstrom (My Life as a Dog, The Cider House Rules), adapted by Satrapi herself and Academy Award Nominee Dan Futterman (Capote), stars Academy Award Nominee Keisha Castle Hughes (Whale Rider) as Satrapi, Alexander Siddig (Syriana, "Star Trek: Deep Space 9") as her father, and Aishwarya Rai (Bride & Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical) as her mother. With original music by Teddy Geiger and Gustavo Santaolalla.
What the Press would say:
An unlikely classic. Dan Futterman with a little help from the original author, Marjane Satrapi, is able to turn a young girls light way of looking at dark situations in a Graphic novel, into just that on the big screen and nothing is lost in translation. Plus director Lasse Halstrom gets Oscar Worthy performances from every cast member, even the littlest extra mirrors perfect emotion, but the leading cast of Keisha Castle Hughes, Alexander Siddig, and Aishwarya Rai give the best performances we've seen in a long time. This film reasonably leads a strong Oscar Campaign.
Best Foreign Film: Iran
Best Director: Lasse Halstrom
Best Actress: Keisha Castle Hughes
Best Adapted Screenplay: Marjance Satrapi & Dan Futterman
Best Supporting Actor: Alexander Siddig
Best Supporting Actress: Aishwarya Rai
Best Original Score: Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Original Song: "Intelligent Rebellion" Music by Michael Becker, Danny Elfman, & Teddy Geiger, Lyrics by Teddy Geiger
Best Original Song: "Sad (Theme from Persepolis)" Music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Lyrics by Teddy Geiger
Best Costumes: Colleen Atwood
Best Editing: Hushes Winborne
Best Cinematography: Wally Phister
Plus many more technical nominations