Persepolis tells the story of a young girl growing up during the revolution of Iran. She experiences many hardships, friends and family all dying around her and a new dictatorship even worse then the one they originally faced. Her parents decide to send her abroad to Vienna where she experiences more hardships. Having to deal with accepting her heritage, moving around from place to place, and dealing with heartbreak from unsuccessful relationships. She eventually returns to Iran where things have calmed down, but are still not any better then before. She deals with depression, more relationship problems and the pressures of the new regime. All the while she keeps her adventurous personality, and her happy-go-lucky attitude. Persepolis is not your typical animated film. It's a drama about life. The hardships the main character goes through are some that people go through every day. And while you might not relate to the living in a dictatorship part, you can relate to her problems and with her relationships to her friends and family. This film is a perfect example of how animation can be just as moving as live-action. This is a great movie. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.