Children of Heaven = Bacheha-Ye Aseman

Children of Heaven = Bacheha-Ye Aseman (1997) PG
When Ali loses his sister Zahra’s only pair of shoes, he’s afraid to tell his impoverished parents. Ali’s decision to share his tattered sneakers with Zahra creates some humorous and poignant situations for the children. Director Majid Majidi uses the children’s dilemma to gently illustrate the vast economic disparities in Iranian society.

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In Farsi with English subtitles.

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