TEHRAN, (HONARONLINE)-Majid Majidi's film ,"The Sun Childern", won the Magic Lantern award at 77th Venice Film Festival.
"The Sun Childern" narrates the story of working children looking for treasure, but unaware that they are the treasure themselves.
"The Sun Childern" directed by Majid Majidi and co-written by Nima Javidi. Actors such as Ali Nasirian, Javad Ezzati, and Tanaz Tabatabai star in the film.
Zamani, Shirzad and some other teenage members of the cast were selected through auditions Majidi held among the children making a living from peddling in the Tehran metro.
Celluloid Dreams, a major French film production and distribution company, is handling international sales. “Sun Children” premiered during February in Tehran at the 38th edition of the Fajr Film Festival, which honored it with the Crystal Simorgh for best film. The film also won the award for best screenplay.
The 77th Venice Film Festival was held from September 2nd to 12th.