A story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
7 wins and 9 nominations. Venice Film Festival, nominated for Golden Lion and two wins to name a few. Iran’s entry for the Oscars.
“Majid Majidi has made some of the most visually stunning and emotionally stirring films in world cinema about the plight of under-privileged, exploited and abused young people, and Sun Children (Khorshid) is one of his very best.” Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter
Director: Majid Majidi
Length: 99 Minutes
Country of Origin: Iran