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Children of Heaven


Image courtesy of Miramax Films

Children of Heaven
Ages 8 and up Majid Majidi, 1997, Iran

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom is Columbus’s only annual celebration of family entertainment from around the world. Enjoy fresh and engaging films for all ages, plus free activities—our morning cereal and pajama party, an ice cream social, and more!

Sat, Dec 6, 2008 11:15 AM

"A perfect movie for children...It glows with a kind of good-hearted purity."—Roger Ebert

The first Iranian film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, this uplifting, crowd-pleasing feature is a classic of 1990s' children's and world cinema. When young Ali loses his little sister's shoes, the two dream up a plan to share Ali's shoes in order to keep the loss a secret from their parents until they can come up with a solution.

The film beautifully tells a simple story that is full of rich details about the lives of children and builds to a sublime footrace that will have audience members of all ages on the edge of their seats. Rated PG for some language. (89 mins., 35 mm)

Need a Break?
You'll find coffee, pastries, and PB&J sandwiches at Cam's on Campus, open from 9 AM to 2 PM. And don't forget to visit the Wexner Center Store, for toys, gifts, and books for all ages.

School Screening: Fri, Dec 5 | 10 AM Click here.

The 2008 festival was organized by Chris Stults, assistant curator of film/video, and Dionne Custer, educator for school programs. If you would like to discuss the specifics of any film before viewing it with your child, please call Dionne Custer at (614) 292-7008.