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Sun Children: LIFF 2020 Opening Film + In Good Company
Until 30 Nov 2020
Screening with short film In Good Company (see details below): total running time for feature and short is 109 minutes.
Majid Majidi’s critically acclaimed, heartfelt heist film has its UK premiere at LIFF 2020 after screening in competition at Venice. A gang of street boys, led by 12-year-old Ali, work hard to survive and support their families by doing odd jobs and committing petty crime. One day a local criminal recruits them to find buried treasure hidden below the Sun school for street children. To reach the treasure, the boys must first enrol at the school where they learn some big life lessons.
'Majid Majidi has made some of the most visually stunning and emotionally stirring films in world cinema about the plight of under-privileged, exploited and abused young people, and Sun Children is one of his very best.' - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
'Majid Majidi’s cast of young toughs digging for treasure under a school deliver a heart-rending story with unexpected depth of emotion' - The Guardian
Screening with the World Premiere of Ben G. Brown’s In Good Company, a Leeds tale of passion, people, posters and a pandemic. This documentary showcases the strength of creativity, colour and togetherness and the power of art in showing thanks to our frontline workers. Laura Wellington and In Good Company’s message of togetherness rings out, bringing a world in crisis a little more positivity and joy.
Part of Official Selection, LIFF 2020’s selection dedicated to new British and international cinema.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
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