Sun Children

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. 

Awards

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. 

Reviews

“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

“Energetic and heartfelt, tipping towards tragedy, Sun Children crawls through the mud and emerges all the stronger.”  Xan Brooks Guardian

Genre: Drama

Director: Majid Majidi

Year: 2020

Length: 99 Minutes

Country of Origin: Iran