Marjane Satrapi is a French-Iranian graphic novelist, filmmaker, screenwriter and human rights campaigner born in Iran in 1969. At the age of 14, her parents sent her to a French school in Vienna to escape the Iranian regime and persecution. In 2007, she collaborated with Vincent Paronnaud to direct the screen adaptation of her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis. The film was met with international success, receiving the Jury Award in Cannes, winning two Césars and being nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Feature. After adapting another of her graphic novels, Chicken with Plums (2011) for the big screen, she went on to shoot the comedy The Gang of the Jotas (2012), before releasing her horror-comedy The Voices (2015). In 2019, she directed her fifth feature, Radioactive (2019).