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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

November's Dinner & a Movie

Welcome to ThingsAsian Dinner & a Movie for the month of November. This month I have chosen a darling little Iranian film called Children of Heaven, and as a complement, will serve a variety of authentic Iranian dishes. I love all the flavors of the Middle East, and this film is one of the best in my video library. The story centers around two Iranian children, a brother and sister from a financially struggling family. When the boy loses his sister's only pair of shoes, they must secretly share his until he figures out a way to get a new pair for her. Such a simple plot, yet Children of Heaven is one of the most endearing films I've ever seen. I can't wait to watch it again, this time with all the flavors of Iran to go with it.