Sun Children (2020)

Sun Children (2020)
Majid Majidi
Sun Children (still)
Digital video, colour, sound
99 minutes
Courtesy of Celluloid Dreams


In bustling Tehran, 12-year-old Ali and his friends, a gang of mischievous street children, work hard to survive and support their families, doing odd jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make easy money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but 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 labourers, close to where the treasure is located.

Screening Information

Sun Children (2020)
Director: Majid Majidi
Narrative | 99 minutes
Farsi with Arabic and English subtitles

Presented by Sharjah Art Foundation, this film is part of the Spring Film Series, which explore notions of passion, ambition and determination. The other films in this series are The Unknown Saint and The Milkmaid.

Details about the full programme can be found here.

All film screenings begin at 8.30 pm in Sharjah Art Foundation’s open-air Mirage City Cinema, Al Mureijah Art Spaces.

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Spring Film Series

The Spring Film Series presents award-winning films that explore notions of passion, ambition and determination through different genres.