Continuing with the Cycle: Reflections on childhood, this Saturday the Cinema will screen the film “Children of Heaven” by Iranian director Majid Majidi.
Released in 1998, it became Iran’s first film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
On the way home, nine-year-old Ali (Amir Farrokh Hashemian) loses the newly repaired shoes of his younger sister Zahra (Bahare Seddiqi). Since his father has not been able to pay the rent for the room, he does not want to tell him the bad news. So he and Zahra must share a pair of their worn out tennis shoes. Ali decides to enroll in a race in which one of the prizes is a pair of new shoes.
In the world of children, small gestures and simple activities acquire a great significance of high universal value. A naive drama with a simple argument, but that acquires transcendence by the excellent direction, which knows exactly what it wants and knows how to obtain it.
On this occasion, the show will be screened at the Cinema of the Municipal Arts Center at 6:00 p.m., in its original language, Persian, with subtitles in Spanish. Free admission with limited space.