Rarely has the world of a young child been so vividly and delicately brought to life.

A shy young elementary schoolgirl makes a new friend during the summer holidays. This relationship is put to test when they return to the classroom, where their social backgrounds drive a wedge between them.

Parents, with their different income brackets and family situations, shape the lives of these children, but the real drama happens between the girls in the classroom, the playground and on the sun-drenched streets of summer.

The World of Us boils down the complexities of adult life to their inception and poignantly delivers them through the waning innocence of its young stars. It is a small marvel that cloaks its complexities with an effortless simplicity.