Children of Heaven
Children of Heaven ( Bačče-hâ-ye âsemân) is a 1997 Iranian family drama film written and directed by Majid Majidi. It deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998.
The film starts with Ali fetching his little sister Zahra's pink shoes after a cobbler has repaired them. He leaves them unattended to buy some potatoes. While he is pre-occupied, a homeless man picks up the shoes, hidden in a bag, thinking it was garbage and takes them away. Frantic to find them, the young boy, thinking the shoes fell behind the crates, knocks over plates of vegetables and is chased away by the grocer.
|keywords||converse epilogue film star first time garden help hide homeless man ill mother injured lose make up morning north tehran pass principal racing car rid sibling think wait warn young boy|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|producer||Amir Esfandiari Mohammad Esfandiari|
|productionCompany||The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults|