Review, honesty, children
Children of heaven is a wonderful movie that brings the true living conditions and aspects of living in Tehran with much conviction and authority. The film, filmed on location in Tehran is about a poor family living in Tehran. Though the movie is shot in extremely rough conditions and destitute locations and its theme is about a family doing all they can survive, it is an excellent piece of the art of cinema. The movie has multiple themes that are likely to be overlooked by the casual observer, among them being the relationship between Ali and his sister, Zahara. The living conditions and difficulties they endure together keep them close. When Ali loses her shoes, he convinces her to wear his sneakers until he can locate her shoes. Such friendship is not a common occurrence among sibling, but living in the extremely unforgiving conditions, all they have is each other.
The main theme of the movie is however the value of honesty. Ali and Zahara keep the disappearance of the shoes to themselves. This is very involving as they tell lies and have to bring up more lies to cover the original lies. Prevention of loosing the shoes was out of Ali's power, given the manner in which he lost them. The two children re faced with a dilemma; burden their already overstretched family with the expense or face the difficulty by themselves. The challenge becomes the plot of the movie. As the movie ends, the conclusion is that everything happens for a reason. There are lessons about honesty, loyalty and providence. The children go through a lot in their attempt to keep a secret, but somehow, their friendship emerges victoriously. The lesson is we always have what we need no matter what. Friendship conquering all odds is also a major theme.
[...] He misses morning classes, but she returns the shoes to him so that he attends the evening classes. From the beginning, the plan appears destined to fail. Zahara losses on of the shoes when it falls into the trench (the shoes are too big for her and easily come off). She tries to retrieve the shoe, but she is too small to reach it. The stream in the ditch carries the shoe, and she follows, she fall behind when the water in the stream gains momentum. [...]
[...] However, his father's new job gives him the ability to buy both children new shoes, boosting the theme of providence, things have a way of working out, especially when there are good intentions, even if the approach is wanting. Friendship and loyalty also emerge as main themes; Ali and Zahara were simply doing what they thought was best for each other, as well as their families. The movie is a wonderful work. The main theme is the relevance of honesty from the beginning. Lies make it necessary to tell more lies, and before you realise it, you are in too deep to back out. [...]
[...] However, the theme of providence once again emerges. A teacher sees him in grief and talks to the head teacher, saving him from having to tell his parents about the missing shoes. The burden that carries on his shoulders is also apparent on a bicycle ride with his dad. The secret and the burden it invoke overwhelm the boy. It is clear that it is not his wish to keep a secret from his father; the need to be honest with his father is very strong. [...]
[...] Such friendship is not a common occurrence among sibling, but living in the extremely unforgiving conditions, all they have is each other. The main theme of the movie is however the value of honesty. Ali and Zahara keep the disappearance of the shoes to themselves. This is very involving as they tell lies and have to bring up more lies to cover the original lies. Prevention of loosing the shoes was out of Ali's power, given the manner in which he lost them. [...]
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