Children of Heaven

Still from Children of Heaven

Friday, 19 September 2014: Children of Heaven

Friday, 19 September 2014, 20:00

Venue: Forest Row Village Hall (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Majid Majidi, Iran 1997, 84 mins, PG

"One of the year’s genuine crowd pleasers" Chicago Tribune

Young Ali has lost his little sister’s newly-mended shoes. Scared to tell their hard-up father, they take it in turns to wear Ali’s plimsolls to school, an arrangement fraught with complications. A solution emerges when their school enters a running competition and the third prize is a pair of trainers. First Iranian film to be Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film in 1998.

"A wonderful and moving film" New York Post

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. New York Times