RIMAS Das’ BULBUL Can Singh, Assamese Movie, Will Compete in Berlin Film Fest

BULBUL can Singh directed by National Award-winning filmmaker from Assam Rima Das was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film about three teenagers trying to come to terms with their sexual identities. It will compete for an award at the upcoming 69th Berlin International Film Festival to be held for ten days from February 7.  The Village Rockstars director’s third Assamese feature is a coming-of- age drama is about a teenage girl named Bulbul in a village in her home state like the Rockstrar.Post premier of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, it was followed by a South Asian premiere at the Busan International Film Festival. The film will compete in the Generation 14 Plus category at the festival at the  Berlin film fest .Bulbul focuses on  “epic narratives, fleeting moments, flights of fantasy, bitter realities and coming-of-age stories”. The authorities of the Berlin Film Fest disclose the information on the festival’s official website. Rima Das said in statement Bulbul Can Sing is selected for Berlinale! 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 added.”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 Can Singh 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,” she added.Assamese feature film “Bulbul Can Sing” will compete in the Generation 14 Plus category at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.After having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest. Actress Charlotte Rampling will also be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. She is an acclaimed English actress, model and singer, known for her work in European art house films in English, French, and Italian and considered an icon of the Swinging Sixties. In 2006, she was president of the International Jury for the 56th Berlin Film Festival. Eminent cinema personalities will recall her outstanding contribution to the entertainment world. Her memorable creations  include The Night Porter (1974), directed by Liliana Cavani, François Ozon’s The Swimming Pool (2003) and Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories (1980).Other notable other performances in a career spanning more than 100 film and television roles include Luchino Visconti’s The Damned, the Oscar-nominated The Wings of the Dove, TV series London Spy and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, which won Rampling a best actor Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlinale as well as an Academy Award nomination, according to the  Website of the Berlin Film  Fest.

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