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PROGRAM

Children of Heaven

  • Iran
  • 1997
  • 87min
  • color
  • Fiction
  • ALL

Ali goes to fix his sister Zahra’s shoes but loses them. Knowing that their parents can’t afford to buy new shoes, these young children decide to share the brother’s one pair of sneakers. When Zahra comes back from her morning class, Ali goes to his afternoon class. In order to swap shoes on time and not to be late for the brother’s class, they run every day. One day, Ali learns that there is a footrace to be held in the village and the third prize is a pair of sneakers. He decides to participate. Will Zahra get a new pair of shoes? Set on a poor village in Iran, this film leads the audience to heaven with the hearts and eyes of the children that are so innocent and pure. (KIM Seung-kyung)

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.27 (5 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)
* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date.
-Drive In UMFF (Drive-in Theater) / 10.30.Fri / 20:00(KST) / UMFF Cinema

 

Director

  • Majid MAJIDI

    Majid Majidi is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He is the first Iranian director who has nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with the film Children of Heaven.

Credit

  • Cast Mohammad Amir NAJI, Amir Farrokh HASHEMIAN, Bahare SEDDIQI

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