Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Montreal 1997

Bachehâ-ye âseman

Children of Heaven
Kinder des Himmels
Directed by: 

This film evokes the world of a young brother and sister within the context of their parents’ world in contemporary Teheran. It movingly intimates the larger themes of solidarity among the poor, education into gender roles, and the complexity of family relations. This apparently simple story is alive with  elegant cinematic detail and rings true to both childhood and to life itself.