Majid Majidi was born in an Iranian middle-class family, he grew up in Tehran and at the age of 14 he started acting in amateur theater groups. He then studied at the Institute of Dramatic Arts in Tehran.
Explosion (Enfejar) (1981) - documentary short Hoodaj (1984) - short Examination Day (Rooz-e Emtehan) (1988) - short A Day with POWs (Yek Rooz Ba Asiran) (1989) - documentary short Baduk (1992) - debut feature The Last Village (Akhareen Abadi) (1993) - short
Father (Pedar) (1996) - feature
God Will Come (Khoda Miayad) (1996) - short
Children of Heaven (Bacheha-ye Aseman) (1997) - feature The Color of Paradise (Rang-e Khoda) (1999) - feature Baran (Rain) (2001) - feature Barefoot to Herat (Pa berahneh ta Herat) (2002) - documentary Olympics in the Camp (Olympik Tu Urdugah) (2003) - documentary short The Willow Tree (Beed-e Majnoon; alternate English title One Life More) (2005) Peace, Love, and Friendship (2007) - documentary short Rezae Rezvan (2007) - documentary Najva ashorai (2008) - documentary
The Song of Sparrows (Avaze Gonjeshk-ha) (2008) - feature
His first feature film that was presented at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes. "Children of Heaven" (1997) won the "Best Picture" at Montreal International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Film Academy Award.
Plot Sumary: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits.
The intro of the film shows a close-ups expose what would ordinarily be seen as everyday mundane actions, and transform them into moments of beauty, giving dignity to the worker and to the action itself. http://Scene from "Children of Heaven"INTRO
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear the way for marriage to a woman who...
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