“Willow Tree”, “Children of Heaven” to screen at SUFISIN festival in Konya

April 22, 2019 - 18:41

TEHRAN – Iranian Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi’s films “The Willow Tree” and “Children of Heaven” will go on screen at the 2nd SUFISIN-Sufi Cinema Days in Konya, Turkey, the organizers have announced.

“The Willow Tree” is about Yusef, a blind middle-aged university professor, who regains his vision after surgery.

“Children of Heaven” follows the lives of two siblings, nine-year-old Ali and his younger sister Zahra, who are forced to share one pair of shoes after an unfortunate accident. 

The movie received a nomination at the Oscars in 1998, but it failed to win.

The festival, which will be held from May 3 to 5, will screen movies on the themes of Sufism, religion and mysticism.

Photo: A scene from “The Willow Tree” by Iranian director Majid Majidi. 


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