Children of Heaven


A young boy loses his sister's only pair of shoes. To prevent their parents from finding out, they agree to share his pair of shoes, but the holes in this plan soon become apparent. So plan B has the boy trying to get his sister another pair of shoes by winning an athletic race. The storyline is merely a cover for some social commentary and exposés on contemporary Iranian life.
Farsi with English subtitles.


89 minutes.
All ages .
Comedy, Drama

Showtimes

Losing my shoes burst my bubble.
Losing my shoes burst my bubble.

Credits

Cast
Mohammad Amir Naji, Fereshte Sarabandi, Karnal Mirkarimi
Director
Majid Majidi
ScreenplayMajid Majidi
MusicTrevor Jones
CinematographyParviz Malekzaade
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in1997
Produced byThe Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Aldrin Naidu
15
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Janet Maslin
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
20
SA City Life
10
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
10
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
13
Total Film
Tom Dawson
10

What the People say

Internet
102 Netizens
17

Average .. 68%

14

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Colleen Keeler 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A sweet if rather simple story. Quite weird to see the meshing of Western and Islamic lifestyles.

Ali Zahra: Good and realistic.

Colleen Keeler: This movie had a great message for all to learn from and I would highly recommend to any and all.






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