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AFP: Iran’s ire leaves Cannes cartoon-maker cold

AFP: Iran's ire leaves Cannes cartoon-maker cold

Iranian-born filmmaker Marjane Satrapi, whose black comedy about growing up under the ayatollahs is infuriating Iran, says Tehran is barking up the wrong tree and she will not return. With her animated feature “Persepolis,” based on her eponymous comic book best-sellers, lined up as a front-runner for the top Cannes prize, Satrapi’s hard-hitting autobiographical take on Tehran in the 70s and 80s has thrown the spotlight again on Iran. Claire Rosemberg reports.

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