Celluloid Dreams, a major French film production and distribution company, is handling international sales for the Venice competition title from Iran.
‘Sun Children’ tells the story of four young friends.
They work quite hard to financially support their needy families while they sometimes commit petty crimes to make easy money.
Everything changes, however, when one of them is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground, but he must first enroll at the Sun (Khorshid) School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and children suffering child labor.
Majidi was earlier quoted by the local media as saying, “The message of ‘Sun Children’ is that we are all responsible for these children, many of whom are extremely talented and all of whom are precious.”
He also noted that “it is simply not tolerable that their social and economic status consigns them to a future of limited opportunities and poor prospects.”
‘Sun Children’ won the Crystal Simorgh for best film at the 38th edition of the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran this February.