Village Rockstars is India’s official entry for Oscars, 2019 in Foreign Language Film category
2nd Week in THEATERS 5-12 Oct. 2018
Rima Das’s Village Rockstars is to be screened at Mumbai Film Festival, 2017 ( 12th October – 18th October ). It was screened at Toronto International Film Festival which was held from 7th September to 17th September, 2017, Toronto, Canada. Village Rockstar is directed and produced by Rima Das.
Village Rockstars, is a story of Dhunu, a 10-year-old girl. Dhunu, who dreams of having the possession of a guitar and to form a music band along with couple of local village boys. She named the band as The Rockstars.
But being a girl she has to struggle with the gender biases.
The same boys who want to be a part of the band sometimes mock and ill-treat her as she’s a girl. Her mother is the source of inspiration in her life, she always backs her daughter but this time it seems that backing her daughter’s spendthrift dream is a bit difficult.
Conversely, the initial enthusiasm of Dhunu dies down, as her associates get diverted and quit the band. Dhunu persist to continue to focus and fights for her dream in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor – Rima Das
Sound – Amrit Pritam
Production Company – Flying River Films
Cast – Bhanita Das, Basanti Das
Awards, Screening, Honors and Recognition:
- India’s official entry for Oscars 2019;
- Best film Cinejunior Film Festival, Grand Prix Ciné Junior 2018, Paris;
- Best Feature Film Director, Best Young Actress in a Feature Film & Special Mention award – at 20th Olympia International Film Festival, Greece, December 2017;
- Screened at Mumbai Film Festival, Mumbai, 2017;
- White Light Post Production Award at Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum-2017;
- Screening at Toronto International Film Festival, 2017;
- Screening at Cannes Film Festival, 2017;
- Selected in San Sebastian Film Festival New Director’s competition, 2017;
Rima Das is a self taught film writer-producer-director . Village Rockstars is Rima Das’s second feature film. Her previous film “Antardristi” (Eng: Man with the Binoculars) got Official Selection Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016.
Her first short film “Pratha” was selected for the Chicago Short Film Festival-2009.
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