Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven(PG)

21st March 2019
Majid Majidi - 1995 89 mins
Iran
Language Persian

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Score: 91.45%

Some members' comments:

Charming story Charming, innocent insight into local Iranian life from a child’s perspective. Camera work, direction and story – great. Lovely. Beautiful – I enjoyed the French but it might have been better in the original Farsi? So enjoyable. We spent time in the Middle East! A delightful film with the youngsters acting superbly. What expressions on their faces – no need for speech! Superb acting by the children. Children’s acting amazing and setting perfect. Great film to finish our season. Delightful – I felt I was in the race with him. A great end to the season. How do they train their child actors? I loved the Farsi, French, English Vibe. Fab, brilliant, superb. A beautiful film. Difficult to make a runaway shoe in a drain exciting – but it was. Charming film. Some gripping moments and the stark choice between rich and poor shown through the search for shoes. Loved it. Great end to the season. A beautiful brother sister relationship, tenderly portrayed. Great pace, story and acting. Rather limited appeal. Charming story – a little one paced. How sad! Delightful. How about a film with a happy ending – a smile or two? Sorry about the inconclusive ending. I was never bored with the film but a most unsatisfactory ending. Charming, quirky story.

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