I had the privilege to read Persepolis while at UCLA for a post-colonial, post modernism class and enjoyed the graphic novel very much-- so much so that I bought Marjane Satrapi's second part of the story.
While perusing the New York Times I found out that they have made an animated film from her story and couldn't be happier for her. Not only is it a good story but it'll give perspective towards the life of an Iranian-- one that doesn't involve enriching plutonium and denouncing the Holocaust.
You can read her blog at http://www.marjane-satrapi.com/ in which she discusses the process of making the movie among other things.
If you haven't read the book, you can look at some strips of the novel here.