Iranian-French filmmaker Marjane Satrapi, the first woman to be nominated for an animation Oscar with her film Persepolis, has called for more female role models on screen.

“Women are half the population of the world so half the stories should be about us, but that’s not the case,” she said to an audience of rising writers and directors at the Glasgow Film Festival on Friday.  “And the stories that are made about women have us as the cheated-on girlfriend or old and looking for love.”

Satrapi was attending the festival with her new featue Radioactive in which Rosamund Pike plays brilliant scientist Marie Curie, exploring her life and career as well as the impact of her discoveries – radium and polonium – on the modern world.

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