Park Your Cinema: Persepolis (2008) - Εικόνα

Summer at the SNFCC and the screenings at the Great Lawn continue: The well-established Park Your Cinema series renews its cooperation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a second year, presenting the films selected for our adult viewers. Our date is on for unforgettable cinematic moments under the stars!

Looking back on the years that shaped us and experiences we all share, the cozy, welcoming darkness of the movies is ever-present, like a big, shared embrace that fits us all inside. Cinema is part of our coming-of-age tale, of each one’s personal history. Its images are interwoven with those of our own lives; the fictional tales of the films we grew up with merge our personal myths with those of others, the people we consider “our own,” our friends, members of the “tribe” in which we choose to belong. 

And through the years, as “going to the movies” transformed over many generations of spectators from mere recreation to something of a “social ritual,” cinema in a way taught us how to mature, at times making us wonder whether the most defining coming-of-age story was the one we experienced ourselves, or some other that we saw on the big screen. 

This summer, in the warm, welcoming darkness of the open sky of the SNFCC, we will be reliving together some of the stories we grew up with, stories that remind us what it means to be young, then or now or forever, the way only great cinema can.


Persepolis (2008)
Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, funny and sad at the same time, truthful and revealing, unfolds the real story of a girl -the director herself- and the transition from childhood to adulthood, in the tumultuous years of the Shah’s overthrowing, the Islamic Revolution, and the Iran-Iraq conflict. In a simple way, through a child’s glance, a person’s story and a country’s history unwind before our eyes, as they both strive to find their place in the world. The writer-director dares to touch upon Iran’s political and social reality, focusing on how it was experienced by herself and her family. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. 

Directors: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Scriptwriter: Vincent Paronnaud
Based on the comic by: Marjane Satrapi
With the voices of:  Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands
Languages: French, English, Persian, German 

Country of Production: France - USA
Year of Production:  2008

Duration:  96'


Sunday 10/07 | 21.00
Great Lawn 

Free entrance


* It is recommended that guests be equipped with insect repellant, as well as a mat or a blanket to lay on the lawn.

ark your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

See also

Wednesday 12/06, 18:00

First-Aid Course


Sunday 09/06, 13:00

Fun Dance


Tuesday 04/06, 19:00

Mini Basket