Over-18s only, £5/£4 tickets, bar service throughout
Graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has lead a fascinating life, which she tells in an original fashion in Persepolis. This animated feature shows the young Marjane growing up in a communist family in Tehran, becoming politicised and rebelling at college in Austria.
The predominantly black-and-white animation is used to amusing effect as Satrapi gently pokes fun at her youthful exuberance and innocence, making serious political points easy to swallow. An engaging and accessible story with a marvellously feisty heroine.