Children of Heaven

   15 February 2008, early morning

I finally watched Children of Heaven last night. I have wanted to see it for ages. The Iranian film begins with a young boy loosing his sister’s shoes, which he had taken to be mended. The boys family is poor, and can’t buy another pair of shoes, so the boy and girl conspire to keep the loss a secret by sharing the boys sneakers. It’s a simple and sweet film. It’s basically a children’s movie, though I feel it has a lot more substance to it than that. I think the film is worth watching if only to see the last race sequence, which is surprisingly exciting. It ends on a strange note: a happy ending you don’t feel that good about. It’s hard to describe. Children of Heaven is well worth watching. It’s a great movie.

The official (maybe?) Children of Heaven web site.



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