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Sun Children PG
Khorshid

Director: Majid Majidi
Origin: Iran (2020)
Language: Farsi with English subtitles

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A gang of streets kids is hired to pull off a dangerous heist in this Oscar-shortlisted coming-of-age drama from Iranian master director Majid Majidi.

On the rough-and-tumble streets of Tehran, 12-year-old Ali and his crew of adolescent street urchins are recruited by a crime boss to steal some treasure buried beneath a local school. The catch: the kids will have to enrol in the school to gain access to the tunnels underneath. With the plan set in motion, these juvenile miscreants are soon exposed to a different kind of education.

A master of evoking childhood on screen, Majidi (The Willow Tree, MIFF 2006; Children of Heaven, MIFF 1998) brings his deep sense of empathy to this film that plays as a blend of prison-break thriller and schoolyard caper, with social critique and 21st-century neo-realism thrown into the mix. Marvellous newcomer Rouhollah Zamani is arresting as the mischievous Ali, while Hooman Behmanesh’s cinematography is energetic and unsettled, matching the ever-intensifying action. Winner of several awards, including Best Film, at Iran’s Fajr Film Festival in 2020, Sun Children is a heartfelt and heart-rending appeal for the welfare of millions of kids exploited for child labour worldwide.

“Quite the thrill ride, mixing a Dickensian, social-realist account of children in poverty in Tehran with a kinetic, far-fetched heist movie and a well-meaning drama.” – IndieWire

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 12:45 pm [18081]
Sun Children (99 mins)
Hoyts 10
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Thu 19 Aug 1:00 pm [11340]
Sun Children (99 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
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Online

41054
Tue 10 Aug 9:00 am [41054]
Sun Children (99 mins)
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Key Cast
Abolfazl Shirzad, Ali Nasirian, Javad Ezzati, Mahdi Mousavi, Mani Ghafour, Rouhollah Zamani, Shamila Shirzad, Tannaz Tabatabaie
Director
Majid Majidi
Producers
Amir Banan, Majid Majidi, Mehdi Badrlou
Screenwriters
Majid Majidi, Nima Javidi
Cinematographer
Hooman Behmanesh
Composer
Ramin Kousha
Editor
Hassan Hassandoust
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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