New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

childrenofheaven.gif - 8512 BytesTHE CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
(Bacheha-Ye aseman)

September 22, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Iranian, 1997, 90 minutes, color, 35mm)
In Farsi with English subtitles

Directed by Majid Majidi
Starring Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqu, Amir Naji

A poor Irian boy loses his sister's shoes while bringing them home from the cobbler and the two are forced to share the same pair of sneakers. A sweet and innocent film for both children and adults (no Ninja Turtles or Power Ranges here), THE CHILDREN OF HEAVEN provides a glimpse into the daily life of lower-class urban society in contemporary Iran.