Children of Heaven

27 Jan
Cover of "Children of Heaven"

Cover of Children of Heaven

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.


Posted by on January 27, 2012 in World Movies Reviews


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3 responses to “Children of Heaven

  1. Rajesh kumar R

    June 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Children of Heaven – is realy gods own. An Iranian movie directed by Majid Majidi


  2. Dinesh Menon

    July 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    My name is Dinesh Menon,I’m from Kerala, India. I am very passionate about movies and try to watch all International movies from all countries in all languages. I need to know about an Iranian Movie ‘Nany Leila & her children’ which I had seen quite a few years back. I am not sure about the title about this movie but remember something similar to the one I had mentioned above. Plot of this movie is about an old Nany in a small village, along with few mischievous children in her neighborhood, who later helps her very adventurously to climb up a two-floor house (when the family in that house leaves leaving their son inside) for her to attend a phone call from her son from prison. Can you tell me which movie is that.? Is it by the same title..? Awaiting for your favorable and helpful reply at the earliest in my mail Thank you


  3. Rajesh kumar R

    July 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Dinesh, Havent seen the film you have mentioned.Sure let you know when traced.



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