Children of Heaven.
(Bacheha-Ye aseman).

Majid Majidi (in Persian), 1997.
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Majid Majidi's film Children of Heaven wonderfully illustrates the beauty of simplicity.
In this film, the two main characters, a young boy named Ali and his little sister Zohre
from a poor family, endure much hardship when Ali accidentally loses his sister's only pair
of shoes. The children's determination, loyalty and willingness to sacrifice make this film
very uplifting and inspirational.

Above all else, what I like this film is that it proves that it is possible to make a thoroughly
enjoyable, funny and deeply meaningful movie without telling a dark or very distant story.
Simplicity works very well too.