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.
“Children of Heaven” is a 1997 Iranian movie directed by Majid Majidi. The movie tells the story of a young brother and sister, Ali and Zahra, who live in poverty in Tehran. Ali accidentally loses Zahra’s only pair of shoes, and they come up with a plan to share Ali’s sneakers so Zahra can attend school without their parents knowing.
The film beautifully captures the innocence and simplicity of childhood, while also showing the harsh realities of poverty in Iran. The performances of the child actors, Amir Farrokh Hashemian and Bahare Seddiqi, are exceptional and make the story even more compelling.
The cinematography and direction of the movie are also impressive, with many scenes shot from a child’s perspective. The movie has a slow pace but the attention to detail and the focus on character development make it a captivating watch.
Overall, “Children of Heaven” is a heartwarming and poignant movie that portrays the bond between siblings and the struggles of living in poverty. It is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates simple storytelling and powerful performances.