Rima Das’s new movie to be premiered at Toronto festival
GUWAHATI: National Film Award-winning director Rima Das’s new movie 'Bulbul Can Sing' is set to be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The film festival is scheduled to be held from September 6-16 where Das's film will be screened in the competition segment 'Contemporary World Cinema'.
Bulbul Can Sing, according to its official synopsis, is a visceral coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl, Bulbul, living in a village in Assam, fighting her way through love and loss as she figures out who she really is. The writer-director-producer has made the film independently, in the same way as her earlier film Village Rockstars.
After winning hearts with the internationally acclaimed and national-award winning feature film Village Rockstars, the writer-producer will return to the prestigious TIFF with this new Assamese film.
“It’s a huge honour to return to TIFF after Village Rockstars. It’s like homecoming for me,” Das said in a statement.
Das made her debut in 2016 with Man with Binoculars (Antardrishti), which was premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Village Rockstars, her second film, premiered at TIFF 2017 under 'Discovery' section. The film has been screened at more than 70 renowned film festivals and has reportedly won 44 awards including 4 awards at the National Film Festival 2018 - Best Feature, Best Editing, Best Audiography and Best Child Artist.