Still, that’s not the same as saying no one in Iran has seen it: “It’s huge there! In Chicago, where there are lots of conservative Iranians, people walked out at the first sex scene, shouting ‘It’s disgusting’.
I’m fascinated to go to screenings, answer questions from the audience and hear people’s reactions.
It’s a great thing to do if you need to relax your brain and check out from the world for a few hours.
“I’ve done it my whole life, even during the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.
I had a deep connection, but also a sense of guilt – because I could leave [Tehran] before the end of the summer.” Clearly she’s liberal: “But my family is pretty divided.
“She’s from a slightly older generation,” Keshavarz says. Still, she and Satrapi share an insider-outsider view of Iranian life.
Circumstance, she says, is partly autobiographical and formed by her memories of her teenage years.
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