Speakeasy Kids Cinema
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
Director Majid Majidi
Language Iranian with English subtitles
“This is the most exquisite film, the children give such soulful and insightful performances…” (Margaret Pomeranz)
Cool Films + Little Lunches + Strong Coffee
Roger Ebert said this was “very nearly a perfect movie for children” but it’s just as perfect for adults too. Shot on location in some of Tehran’s poorest areas and nominated for an Academy Award in 1998, Children of Heaven follows two inventive siblings as they go on a Bicycle Thieves style traipse around the city after losing a pair of shoes. All ages welcome.
Recommended for ages 8+
All films have been approved by the OFLC. The age recommendation is a guide only. Kids must be accompanied by a guardian at screenings.
Co-presented with Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Profits to go to Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
Grey Gardens Coffee Bar + Larder opens one hour prior to screenings for sweets and savoury cinema snacks.
“It has a sweetness and innocence that shames the land of Mutant Turtles and Power Rangers.”