Joyjeet Das's Film Reviews
Don’t bother with reports of soft opening; don’t miss this…
But cinema is not just about a story, and Majidi doesn’t depend on characters alone. He uses the city, its symbols and turns everyday things into tropes – curtains that become screens, linen that screens violence, walls that keeps memories etched, pigeons who make your home theirs … they create a resonance throughout the movie. That’s what holds Beyond the Clouds together and stays with you beyond the theatre.