The children are too good to be true, but the humanism of this work shines through.
In Majid Majidi`s Children of Heaven a world of deep humanism is explored as young Ali pays the price for accidentally losing his sister`s only pair of shoes. His family is poor, five months behind in the rent, his mother sick. Both he and his...
Blindness theme furthers Iranian renaissance
8-year-old Mohamed is blind. We first see him in a special school in Tehran, left alone when the other kids have been collected by their families for the long summer holidays. Eventually Mohamed's father turns up, and the pair make the long...
A very beautiful film.
The setting is a small town in Iran, close to the border with Afghanistan. Lateef works on a building site, and he becomes jealous of a young Afghani refugee worker, Rahmat, who does the job better than he does. At first, he takes out his spite...

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