Monday, October 15, 2007

Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven
Children of Heaven is a G-rated gem! All shot in Teheran, it is the story of two poor, loving siblings and their sharing of one pair of shoes between them. Truly, it is a film about how God rewards charity through the circumstances of our daily life. Have fun!

This is the first on a series of posts I will be working on this fall, shaping up a list of family-friendly foreign films. I will link my posts to the website IMDb (Internet Movie Database) to make it easier for readers to gather more information.

Send suggestions and comments!


Linda said...

I loved this movie, so simple yet heart-wrenching.

Ambrose said...

Children of Heaven is one of our all-time favorite movies. We took my husband's then-early-teenaged daughter to see it in the theater. At first she resisted going to see a movie she "had to read" but after seeing it she wanted the DVD for Christmas, and watched it over and over and over again.
I remember when it came out I found it so completely refreshing to watch this movie, out of Iran, with its wonderful portrayal of children capapble of so much love and charity toward one another. At that time, the theaters and video shelves were full of movies about the Pathological Child--Cruel Intentions and some Katie Holmes movie about a school. It really was a breath of fresh air to watch this movie.