Sun Children

12-year-old Ali and his three friends all work hard to survive and support their families. They do small jobs in a garage and commit petty crimes to make quick money. Then Ali gets the chance of a lifetime. He is entrusted with finding a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll in Sun School, a charity that tries to educate street children and child laborers near where the treasure is located. Director Majid Majidi, known from the fantastic Children of Heaven, once again brings brilliant and naturalistic children’s acting packed in a solid script. In terms of genre, it balances between a tearful drama about child labor and an exciting heist film.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Khorshid
  • Director
    Majid Majidi
  • Producer
    Amir Banan, Majid Majidi
  • Writers
    Majid Majidi, Nima Javidi
  • Photo
    Hooman Behmanesh
  • Actors
    Roohollah Zamani, Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei
  • Playtime
    1 h 39 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Iran
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Majid Majidi Film Production
  • Distributor
    Storytelling