Rima Das’ next Bulbul Can Sing to make world premiere at TIFF 2018


After winning hearts with the internationally acclaimed and National Award winner feature, ‘Village Rockstars’, the writer-director-producer, Rima Das will return to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with her next Assamese film ‘Bulbul Can Sing’.

Das’ third independent feature in Assamese language will make its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018 in the competition segment, “Contemporary World Cinema.”

The writer-director-producer made the film independently, in the same was her earlier film, Village Rockstars.

Sharing her joy, RIma said, “It’s a huge honour to return to TIFF after Village Rockstars and start the journey of my next feature, Bulbul Can Sing, which will have its world premiere in the competition category – Contemporary World Cinema. It’s like homecoming for me.”

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.

Rima Das’ debut film as a writer-director-producer, Man with Binoculars (Antardrishti) premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016. Village Rockstars, her second feature, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 under Discovery Section. The film has screened at more than 70 renowned film festivals and has won 44 awards including 4 National Awards (Best Feature, Best Editing, Audiography and Child Artist).