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National Award Winner Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing officially chosen to be the opening night film of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing

Rima Das shot to global fame when her film Village Rockstars which was an Assamese language film won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2018 and was even India’s official entry from the country to the Oscars.

Now her new film, Bulbul Can Sing is all set to be the opening night film of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The annual festival which takes place in the cultural capital of the Victorian state in Australia will be celebrating its decade long initiative to promote Indian cinema in the land down under.

After a successful nine editions, for its opening night, the festival will be showcasing Das’ film which showcases the stories of three teenagers who are trying to come to terms with their sexual identities while dealing with the ideals and morals of the villagers.

Rima’s Bulbul Can Sing which has previously been showcased at various global platforms will be officially opening the festival with a screening on 8th August and this will be the official Australian premiere of the film.

Sharing her excitement, Rima said, “ I love the enthusiasm and exuberance of opening night. So excited that Bulbul Can Sing is the opening night film at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Special thanks to the organizers.

The film has truly been special for me as a filmmaker. The response and appreciation we have received from across the places we had traveled to with the film is also very special. I’m looking forward to the Australian premiere of the film and interacting with the audiences there and having a conversation with them on cinema”.

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