National Award-winning filmmaker’s third Assamese feature is also garnering critical acclaim
Guwahati: After making its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das’ third Assamese feature, Bulbul Can Sing is all set to make its European Premiere at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival 2019 in competition in Generation 14 Plus category.
Bulbul Can Sing 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.
While returning from the United States after wrapping the Oscar campaign of Village Rockstars, the official entry from India to the Oscar, which didn’t make it to the shortlist, Rima Das shares her joy about the fantastic journey of her third feature, Bulbul Can Sing and the Berlinale selection. "I can’t explain in words how happy I am. After the film premiered at Toronto, I didn’t think we would get an invitation from Berlin because top festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Venice usually ask for a World Premiere. They accept other films only in case of an exception! So it's a huge achievement.”
She also adds, “After getting immense love and appreciation from people for Village Rockstars, it was very challenging for me to come out with a new film which would meet people’s expectation. But seeing the extraordinary journey of Bulbul I feel more hopeful now. I want to thank my family, friends and film team and everyone who believes in my movies and me. Yes, we will keep our faith alive to keep dreaming!”
Her third Assamese feature of writer-director-producer had its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2018 followed by the South Asian Premiere at Busan International Film Festival and Indian Premiere at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival where it won the Golden Gateway Award in the India Gold competition category.
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