Marjane Satrapi’s animated feature film Persepolis (based on her comic of the same title, as everyone should know) has been selected for the Official Competition at the 60th Festival de Cannes. Persepolis (co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud) will be facing hard competition though, since the Palme d’Or-line-up features new films by Wong Kar-Wai, Joel & Ethan Coen, Kim Ki Duk, Emir Kusturica, David Fincher, Alexander Sukorov and Quentin Tarantino. May the best film win!

The Festival’s official press release in English is right here. The French version features a strip by Joann Sfar (scroll to the bottom), BTW.