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Children of Heaven (1999)

2 Ratings: 5.0
Art House & International movie directed by Majid Majidi

Majid Majidi celebrates the immediacy and essence of childhood in this delightful tale of a brother and sister who share a pair of shoes when the boy (though no fault of his own) loses his sister's only pair. Since their parents are too poor to afford … see full wiki

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Director: Majid Majidi
Genre: Foreign
2 reviews about Children of Heaven (1999)
review by . January 24, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Iran's little gem, 'Kingdom of Heaven' is delightful. Combining the celebrated innocence of childhood with a story that shares their culture, the film doesn't miss. It all starts when a nine-year-old boy, Ali, loses his sister's (Zahra's) shoes he's picked up from the cobbler when he stops at the market to pick up groceries. Watching the film, I couldn't help but think of all we take for granted in the affluent West.     We begin the film with their neighbors arguing over water …
review by . July 11, 2004
Majid Majidi is a master craftsman. In CHILDREN OF HEAVEN he has written and directed a story so delicate and so genuinely human that it has few peers as a piece of filmmaking. He is able to see, and allow us to see, the world through the eyes of children. And as if that weren't enough, he has chosen the filial relationship between a brother and a sister that demonstrates just how profound love can be. Ali and Zahra are youngsters who maintain their family duties (living in a poverty section outside …
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