Sun Children

Iran | 2020 | 99 min. | Majid Majidi

Opens June 25, 2021

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. Iran's official submission for the Academy Awards 2021 (Best International Film).

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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.

  • Director: Majid Majidi
  • Principal Cast: Ali Nasirian, Rouhollah Zamani, Mahdi Mousavi
  • Country: Iran
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 99 min.
  • Producer: Majid Majidi, Amir Banan
  • Screenplay: Majid Majidi, Nima Javidi
  • Cinematographers: Hooman Behmanesh
  • Editors: Hassan Hassandoust
  • Music: Ramin Kousha
  • Language: Farsi
  • Has Subtitles: Yes