Village Rockstars

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    Village Rockstars

    Directed by

    India

    2017

    87 min

    • Assamese

    Drama

    Dhunu wants a rock band. It's an admirable goal for a young girl, but out of reach when you live in a remote village in northeast India. And when your mother is a widow struggling to put food on the table, dreams of electric guitars can seem like madness. Yet a guitar is exactly what drives Dhunu's ambition. At 10 years old she is alive with a passion for music and a dazzling confidence in her own convictions.

    Awards

    • Indian Submission for the 91st Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Bhanita Das
    Basanti Das
    Screenplay
    Rima Das
    Cinematography
    Rima Das
    Editing
    Rima Das
    Music
    Nilotpal Bora
    Sales
    ASIAN SHADOWS
    Production
    FLYING RIVER FILMS

    Press

    A charming Indian answer to SING STREET, with a heartfelt theme of female empowerment and self-actualization.

    Maggie Lee, Variety

    Rima Das

    Rima Das

    India

    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.

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