Iranian feature film ‘Sun Children’, directed by Majid Majidi, is among Variety’s frontrunner films.
The film has been selected to represent Iran in the best foreign-language film category of the Oscars.
With an Oscar history of 3 nominations, 2 wins and 25 submissions, Majidi has come ninth on variety’s list of predicted nominees for his ‘Sun Children’.
‘Sun Children’ tells the story of a 12-year-old boy and his three 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.
Co-written by Nima Javidi and Majidi, some notable actors such as Ali Nasiriyan, Javad Ezzati, and Tannaz Tabatabaee have appeared in the film.
The movie has gone on screen at several global events, including the 77th Venice Film Festival in Italy, where it brought the Marcello Mastroianni Award to its young actor Rouhollah Zamani.
The first ten selected titles of Variety are as follows: