Director: Majid Majidi
Cast: Amir Farrokh ,Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi
Children of Heaven is an Iranian movie directed by Majid Majidi.This movie has a very simple story line about a brother and sister and their adventures over their lost pair of shoes.As usual with simply story line this Iranian director Majid Majidi handled the script in a most interesting and beautiful way which impresses the viewers.Ali (Amir Farrokh Hashemian) on his way back to home losses his sister’s pair of shoes in a grocery shop after he got those get repaired.Ali informs his sister Zahra (Bahare Seddiqi) and feels sorry about it.By Understanding their family’s economic condition both were worried to inform the situation to their father (Reza Naji) as their father is a daily wager.
Ali requests Zahra to manage with his own pair of shoes while going for school.They will make an agreement that Zahra after finishes her morning school has to handover to Ali for his mid-day school.With this agreement both has to run fast at the mid-day to meet at one place for the exchange.Due to this situation Ali was supposed to reach school in late for some times.After several warnings from principal, one day the principal asks Ali to bring his parents.As Ali studies well in the class,his teacher asks the principal to give him one more chance.Meanwhile Zahra identify her own pair of shoes with another student.Zara and Ali after following her came to know that her fellow student’s father is a blind and his is a garbage collector,so they decides to leave the place by understanding the girl’s situation.
Later one day Ali finds in his school notice board that a pair of shoes will be awarded as the third prize for a marathon competition.Ali have a lot of hope on it and joins the competition.Unfortunately he becomes first and misses the pair of shoes.The film ends as Ali’s father heads towards his home on his vehicle from a shop,which has new pairs of white and pink shoes on the back of the vehicle basket.An heart touching story of children’s having qualities such as responsibility,sacrifice and kind heart which ends with a happy note.The direction and its screenplay is just awesome.Above all the kids performance is mind blowing.Really they are children’s of heaven.