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Bulbul Can Sing
Contemporary World Cinema - Toronto IFF
Bulbul, Bonny and Suman live an idyllic life, playing in the rain, climbing trees and swimming in the river. On the cusp of puberty, the inseparable trio go through their schooling days as a unit, discovering love, sexual awakenings and rebellion together. When a group of villagers discover the teens engaged in acts that outrage their moral modesty, the trio’s friendship is put to the test through violent punishment and tragedy.
- Special mention (International Jury Generation 14plus) - Berlin Generation
- Best Performance (Manoranjoan Das) - Singapore IFF
- Arnali Das
- Manoranjoan Das
- Manabendra Das
- Bonita Thakuriya
- Pakija Begam
- Rima Das
- FLYING RIVER FILMS
- Festival Bookings
- RAMONDA INK
An affectionate, insightful, honest look at an ordinary young woman growing up in a male-dominated society.
This intimate, naturalistic drama from Rima Das follows Bulbul as she negotiates shame and tragedy, and emerges the other side with a newfound strength.
Rima Das is a self-taught film writer-producer-director. She was born in north-east of India in the state of Assam. She started her work in the movie industry as an actress, then decided in 2009 to go to the other side of the camera and become a director. After successful short films and documentaries, Reema Das took up shooting her first feature film in which she acted as a screenwriter, director and producer. Work on the film with a microscopic budget and a condensed film-crew took her 4 years. She has directed the short film PRATHA (2009) and the feature MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (2016). VILLAGE ROCKSTARS her 2017 was India's selection for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language film. Her latest feature BULBUL CAN SING (2018) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.