Children of Heaven
Children of Heaven
Ages 8 and up
Majid Majidi, 1997, Iran
Each year the Wex brings families and film fans a long weekend of incredible movies for all ages: fiction and documentary, live action and animation, features and shorts, American-made and international, contemporary and classic. Fun activities and events are also part of the schedule, often involving special guests, hands-on projects, and even tasty refreshments.
"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.
$3 students (tickets required)
$15 students, teachers, and adult chaperones (advance reservation required)
$10 Wexner Center members
(and Columbus Museum of Art members)
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Rohauer Collection Foundation
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GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council