Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's 2007 movie comes from Satrapi's graphic novel, which she based on her experiences growing up and living in Iran as the country went through the 1979 Revolution. In the film, Marjane tries to understand the political situation in her country as her family marches against the shah. She herself becomes more rebellious as she grows older and witnesses the tragedies of Iranian people are suffering.
The English version of the film included singer Iggy Pop providing the voice for her uncle.
The government of Iran was not pleased with the movie and contacted the French embassy in Iran when Cannes Film Festival organizers decided to screen it there. The government wrote that the movie "presented an unrealistic face of the achievements and results of the glorious Islamic Revolution in some of its parts." However, it later allowed the movie to be shown in Iran with some censoring of sexual scenes.