Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) Reviews
Sweet movie from Iran. The spin-off events from the loss of the shoes and the adventures of the kids are quite entertaining. Also a great, warmth-filled reminder of life's simple pleasures and how things which may seem unimportant to one person in one culture and/or socio-economic sphere can be vitally important to someone with different circumstances.
Not particularly profound though. The movie doesn't really come up with much in the way of profundities or even a powerful conclusion (in fact, the conclusion is fairly weak). It's a simple, linear story with very few frills or great twists, told engagingly and with great warmth.
The movie was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1999 Oscars, losing out in the end to Life is Beautiful.
This movie will take you to Ali & Zahra's lives, and leave you there for a while. Their dreams & fears, their very few smiles, and their recurring disappointments will flood you and sweep you off your feet.But most definitely will make you wish for their sincerity, forgiveness, and contentment.
Ali & Zahra will remind you of the most important things in life; the things that are really worth racing your heart out for, and will remind you that being a winner might mean nothing at all.
Brilliant piece of art!
The acting and direction is pretty decent in Children of Heaven, but the characters are from likable and the story isn't that impressive.
i happened to see the Singaporean version first, years ago. and i found it amazing. but this, being the one the SG version adapted it to, awesome. the acting was stunning.
I really love how Majid portray the innocence of children mind and how he chooses not try to explain the meaning behind what and why it's happening. Nice touch at the end of the movie, by not showing children's reaction, giving viewer opportunity to imagine sweetest reaction they will have.