Children of Heaven

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Released 1997

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Director:
Majid Majidi
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG
Children of Heaven is a 1997 Iranian comedy action drama directed by Majid Majidi. The film follows the nine year old boy Ali (played by Amir Farrokh Hashemian) and his sister Zohre (played by Bahare Seddiqi). The two are very impoverished. Ali accidentally loses Zohre's shoes and so must share his own pair of sneakers with her in a relay of sorts as they both go to attend school at different times throughout the day. Then Ali enters into a highly publicized foot race. He hopes to win third place because the prize for third is a new pair of sneakers. The film was nominated for best foreign film in the 1999 Oscars Awards. The film is very neorealist in its attitude for it is very realistic and honestly emotional.

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