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Children of Heaven (1997, Persian)

Director: Majid Majidi (89 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (82%), IMDB (8.4), Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: NetFlix.

Similar movies: childhood.

Summary: A lovely movie whose memories make me smile :) The main characters are a young boy Ali and his little sister Zahra who live in a poor part of Tehran. Ali loses Zahra's shoes. The two of them decide to keep it a secret and a series of events unfolds. The storyline is heartwarming.

The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1998, losing to the Italian film Life is Beautiful.

 

1 Jan 2013
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