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Majid Majidi – Sun Children #Venezia77

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An engaging and engaged film about child labour and the challenge of education.

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5 min. and 55 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Majid Majidi, director of the film Sun Children.

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A conversation with Majid Majidi, director of Sun Children, presented in competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. In this interview, the filmmaker talks with us about the theme of child labour, which he chose to represent in his latest movie. He also shares with us that the young protagonists of his film are also child workers and it’s worth mentioning that the young lead actor, Rouhollah Zamani, was awarded with the festival’s Marcello Mastroianni award.

Sun Children: This is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Majid Majidi
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Sun Children
  • Festival section
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