Iranian director Majid Majidi’s drama “Beyond the Clouds” will open the 36th Fajr International Film Festival at Tehran’s Charsu Cineplex on April 19.
The film, which was filmed in India in 2017, revolves around the life of a young boy, Amir, and his sister, Tara, in Mumbai. When on the run from the cops, Amir finds his estranged sister, who in a bid to protect her brother lands in jail. Their entire lives are clouded by despair when, unexpectedly, the light shines on them from beyond the clouds.
Starring Ishaan Khattar, Malavika Mohanan and Sharada, the film had its Iranian premiere at Tehran’s Kurosh Cineplex on February 12.
“Night Accident” by Kyrgyz filmmaker Temirbek Birnazarov, “Ága” by Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov and “Grain” by Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu will compete for the Crystal Simorgh at the event that will run until April 27.
The festival is scheduled to unveil the entire lineup of the official selection in the near future.
Photo: A poster for “Beyond the Clouds” by Majid Majidi