Language: Farsi with English subtitles
Director: Majid Majidi
Cast: Ali Nasirian, Rouhollah Zamani, Mahdi Mousavi
Distributor: Strand Releasing
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 enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
"Energetic and heartfelt, tipping towards tragedy, 'Sun Children' crawls through the mud and emerges all the stronger." -Xan Brooks, Guardian