Majidi’s Movie to Open Indian Film Festival
TEHRAN (MNA) – Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond the Clouds’ is set to be the curtain raiser at the 48th International Film Festival of India in Goa on the 20th of November, 2017.
According to the festival’s website, the two-hour Indian film was also nominated for the Best Film Award at the London Film Festival 2017. ‘Beyond the Clouds’ is the first Indian film by Majid Majidi which features the South Indian actress, Malavika Mohanan in one of the lead roles, and introduces young talent Ishaan Khattar into the world of cinema.
‘Beyond the Clouds’ is a trilingual film revolving around the adoration of love, life and human relationships between a brother and sister which takes place the ever bustling city of Mumbai.
Majid Majidi is a prominent Iranian film director who has an illustrious career with a long list of awards and nominations like the 1998 Oscar nomination for the best film and the Grand Prix Des Ameriques award at the 25th Montreal Film Festival, 2001. He is best known for ‘Children of Heaven’ which deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes.
Oscar winner A.R Rahman was roped in to compose the music for the film. Rahman and Majid have worked together previously on the film ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’, which won the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage 2015.
Majidi, along with the lead actors, Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj is expected to attend the premiere on November 20.