Iranian director Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond the Clouds’ has been set to inaugurate the International Film Festival of India in Goa.
Set in the slums of Mumbai in India, Majidi’s melodrama is the tale of a wild kid who deals drugs and crisscrosses with his motorbike across the city to make the next drop.
He reunites with his estranged sister, Taara, in time to become her lifeline after she is being jailed for attempted murder while defending herself.
Talking about his experience of working with an Indian cast and crew, Majidi said in a statement, “This is the first feature film I have made outside Iran, and it's an experience I have been waiting for years to happen. ‘Beyond The Clouds’ is an extension of my cinematic beliefs, the roots of which lie in human values, love, friendship and family bonding.”
Founded in 1952, The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
Held annually, currently in the state of Goa, on the western coast of the country, the festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world.
The 48th edition of the IFFI is scheduled to be held on November 20-28, 2017, in Goa, India.