Academy Award nominee Majid Majidi will present his film Beyond The Clouds on the opening day of this year’s International Film Festival of India, that will be hosted in Goa. The acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, who is also the recipient of several prestigious awards and honours, moved to India for the first time and made a film on this country. He described this experience as “one that he was waiting for years to happen”.
Beyond The Clouds is an extension of Majid Majidi’s cinematic beliefs, the roots of which lie in human values, love, friendship and family bonding. Beyond The Clouds has been chosen to open IFFI this year and Majid Majidi will be present for the screening along with music maestro A R Rahman and Vishal Bharadwaj who has written dialogues for the film. They will be joined on the opening day by actor Ishaan Khatter, who makes his debut with the film and Malavika Mohanan, producers Punit Goenka (Zee Entertainment Enterprise, MD and CEO), Shareen Mantri, Kishore Arora, Reza Tashakkori and Sujay Kutty (Zee Studios Business Head).
Says Sunit Tandon, Festival Director IFFI, “IFFI is delighted to host the India premiere of the well-loved Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s first made in India film. Majid Majidi is known for his masterly cinema dealing with the touching human bonds that emerge in the midst of adversity and human suffering. Beyond The Clouds continues this trajectory in an Indian setting, making it a reflection of the truly international outlook of this truly Indian film festival.”