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Children of Heaven

From the Netflix website (where I got the movie):

"A delightful Iranian movie about a boy who accidentally loses his sister's shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. Finally, the boy enters a much-publicized foot race, hoping to place third. The prize: a new pair of sneakers. Directed by respected filmmaker Majid Majidi, Children of Heaven is just that -- heavenly."

This is a movie with subtitles, but usually after a few minutes that's no big deal. I'm fascinated with Middle Eastern culture and found the buildings, Persian rugs, dress, and music beautiful. You just want to wrap your arms around the main characters, a brother and sister, with their expressive brown eyes that communicate so much more than what they say.

What a precious story! I'm hoping to buy this one.


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