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Majid Majidi

Sun Children (Khorshid)

Edition 2021
99' - 2020 - Drama - Dialogue: Farsi
Director: Majid Majidi Composer: Ramin Kousha With: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Rouhollah Zamani
Iranian Oscar-submission Sun Children is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends.
Sun Children is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. 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 enrol at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids, close to where the treasure is located.
“Majidi has made visually stunning and emotionally stirring films about the plight of underprivileged, exploited and abused young people, and Sun Children is one of his very best.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Energetic and heartfelt, Sun Children crawls through the mud and emerges stronger.” - The Guardian

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Majid Majidi


Ramin Kousha


Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Rouhollah Zamani


Nima Javidi, Majid Majidi

Director of Photography

Hooman Behmanesh


Hassan Hassandoost


Amir Banan, Majid Majidi

Production studios

Majid Majidi Film Production


Cherry Pickers

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Majid Majidi
Enfejar (short, 1981), Hoodaj (1984), The Examination Day (1988), Yek rooz zendegi ba aseer (short, 1989), Baduk (1992), The Last Village (short, 1993), Khoda miad (short, 1995), The Father (1996), Children of Heaven (1997), The Color of Paradise (1999), Baran (2001), Olympics in Camp (short, 2003), Barefoot to Herat (2003), The Willow Tree (2005), Persian Carpet (segment, 2007), Najva Ashorai (2008), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), Beyond the Clouds (2017)

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