12-year-old Ali and his three friends work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground.
Majid is the first Iranian director to receive an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for Children of Heaven (1996). Majidi worked as an actor before beginning to direct short films. His debut feature, Baduk (1991), was presented at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and his second effort Father (1995) secured Majidi’s first major prize, at the San Sebastian Film Festival.