ISHAN KHATTAR’S ‘BEYOND THE CLOUD’ TO PREMIER AT BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
The debut of Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar and Majid Majidi’s India-set directorial venture Beyond The Clouds will have a world premiere at the forthcoming 61st BFI London Film Festival.
Featuring Ishaan Khatter and Malayalam actress Malavika Mohanan in lead roles, the film covers the nuances of an adorable brother-sister relationship and has been completely shot in India. The film is produced by Zee Studios and Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora of Namah Pictures.
In an interview the renowned Iranian director sharing his thoughts about the film and his debut in Indian cinema, “This is the first feature film I have made out of my country Iran, an experience which I was 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. Beyond The Clouds is a story of a brother and sister like Children of Heaven, with the difference being that the siblings are grown-ups and tackle greater conflicts with the backdrop of the bustling city of Mumbai.”
The festival director of BFI London Film Festival, Clare Stewart, has also praised the film. She said in an interview, “Acclaimed Iranian director Majid Majidi brings a powerful outsider eye to Mumbai in this compelling, visually stunning film driven by an extraordinary debut performance from Ishaan Khattar.” Clare added, “Anil Mehta’s breathtaking cinematography and the evocative score by Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman bring additional depth to Majidis visionary filmmaking and we are very proud to present its world premiere in official competition at the BFI London Film Festival.”
Beyond The Clouds is the official selection in the competition category that will take place on the 13th & 14th of October. The lead cast Ishaan and Malavika, along with Majidi himself will be present in London for their World Premiere.