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AX1 Films is proud to announce that BENEATH CLOUDS will premiere in Official Selection – International Competition at the Berlin Film Festival. Many Aboriginal film-makers have emerged in Australia in recent years, but some of the highest expectations are focused on writer-director Ivan Sen.

'Beneath Clouds' is the simple story of two teenage hitchhikers who meet and fall in love on the road and has absolutely nailed the nature of contemporary Australian race relations. Lena is the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father, on her way to Sydney to look for her missing father. Vaughn is a Murri boy who has escaped from a detention centre to see his dying mother. The story is told on a small canvas and is restrained, understated and finely nuanced, but the meanings are writ large. Watch too for the laconic and very real performances of the two first-time leads.