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Khorshid (Sun Children)

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Majid Majidi
Production:
Majidi Film Production (Majid Majidi, Amir Banan)
Running Time:
99’
Language:
Farsi
Country:
Iran
Main Cast:
Ali Nasirian, Javad Ezzati, Tannaz Tabatabaie, Rouhollah Zamani, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Mousavi Fard, Shamila Shirzad
Screenplay:
Majid Majidi, Nima Javidi
Cinematographer:
Houman Behmanesh
Editor:
Hassan Hassandoust
Production Designer:
Keyvan Moghadam
Costume Designer:
Amir Malekpour
Music:
Ramin Kousha
Sound:
Mohammad Reza Delpak
Visual Effects:
Javad Matouri

SYNOPSIS

This 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. 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'S STATEMENT

Khorshid is the story of children who must work to support their families. To this date, there are 152 million children in this situation. International organizations are waging a desperate fight to support these young people who are subjected to abuse and deprived of their human right to education. The message of the film is that we are all responsible to these children, many of whom are extremely talented and all of whom are precious. It is simply not tolerable that their social and economic status consign them to a future of limited opportunities and poor prospects. Khorshid demonstrates the abilities and humanity of these children. Our main juvenile actors were all child labourers and all proved to be astonishing and extremely intelligent performers.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION: Majid Majidi, Amir Banan - Majidi Film Production
Suite 809. 8th floor. Iran Zamin Tower. No.2 Bakhshi Alley. Khovardin Boulevard. Sanat Square.
11369 – Tehran, Islam Republic of Iran
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amir.banan.ir@gmail.com

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