Sun Children

99 minutes 2020 7.1

12-year-old Ali and his three friends live on the streets in Iran. They all work hard to survive and provide for their families. Then Ali gets the chance of a lifetime. He is entrusted with finding a hidden treasure underground..

When they try to get hold of the treasure, they immediately run into a big problem. It is buried under the local boarding school, and there is no access for unauthorized persons. In order to get hold of the treasure, they must start school. And no shirking is tolerated there. In order to be there long enough to dig up the treasure, they not only have to be registered. They must also perform academically..

Director Majid Majidi is no stranger to making films about poor children in Iran. His film Children of Heaven (1997) was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an Academy Award, and is the 138th highest rated film of all time on IMDB. In order to make Sun Children as realistic as possible, he has actually selected actors for the roles from real street children in Iran. After 4000 auditions, he finally landed on the amazing cast of Sun Children.

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Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Actors: Roohollah Zamani, Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei
Author: Alireza Abedizadeh
Director: Majid Majidi
Producer: Amir Banan, Majid Majidi
Music: Ramin Kousha
Script: Nima Javidi, Majid Majidi
Country: Iran
Language: Persian