Beyond the Clouds


1h 44m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A mosaic of four stories about love and desire tied together by the story of a filmmaker who observes the relationships of young couples. The first episode, "Chronicle of a Love That Never Was," follows a young traveler to Ferrara who falls in love with a woman he meets, but falls asleep in his room

Film Details

Also Known As
Bortom molnen, Chronicle of a Love That Never Was, Don't Try to See Me Again, Girl, the Crime, The, Par-dela les Nuages, This Body of Mud
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Ard Degeto; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Centre National Du Cinema; Eurimages; France 3 Cinéma; Playtime; Road Movies Filmproduktion; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sceneries International; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alta Films; Budapest Film; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Frenetic Films; Geminis Films; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Pan Europeenne; Playarte Pictures; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
Ferrara, Italy; Aix-en-Provence, France; Portofino, Italy; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

A mosaic of four stories about love and desire tied together by the story of a filmmaker who observes the relationships of young couples. The first episode, "Chronicle of a Love That Never Was," follows a young traveler to Ferrara who falls in love with a woman he meets, but falls asleep in his room and leaves her waiting in vain. Two years later they meet again, but he chooses to leave rather than consummate his desire for his ideal love. The second episode, "The Girl, the Crime," has the filmmaker wandering through Portofino and sleeping with a pretty young boutique owner who confesses that she has killed her father. The third episode, "Don't Try to See Me Again," takes place in Paris as two jilted lovers become attracted to one another. The final episode, "This Body of Mud," takes place in Aix-en-Provence and tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a young woman who has devoted her life to God and views her body as nothing more than a vessel to transcend.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bortom molnen, Chronicle of a Love That Never Was, Don't Try to See Me Again, Girl, the Crime, The, Par-dela les Nuages, This Body of Mud
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Ard Degeto; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Centre National Du Cinema; Eurimages; France 3 Cinéma; Playtime; Road Movies Filmproduktion; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sceneries International; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alta Films; Budapest Film; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Frenetic Films; Geminis Films; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Pan Europeenne; Playarte Pictures; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
Ferrara, Italy; Aix-en-Provence, France; Portofino, Italy; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Tran Anh Hung's "Cyclo" (France/Vietnam/1995), of the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the 1995 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1999

Released in United States December 3, 1999

Expanded Release in United States December 10, 1999

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1996

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.

Principal photography took place November 3 - December 23, 1994 and resumed February 20 - March 29, 1995.

Began shooting November 3, 1994.

Completed shooting March 29, 1995.

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1999

Released in United States December 3, 1999 (Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States December 10, 1999

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Opening Night / European Films From Cannes) October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.)