Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing to open 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne


The 10th edition of IIFM will be held from August 8 to 17. The movie was also India’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards that were held in February this year. Advertising

“The film has truly been special for me as a filmmaker. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the official chief guest at the festival. 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,” Das said in a statement. 0
Comment(s) The movie is a 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. Advertising

The Assamese-language film, which had its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, will officially kick-start IFFM on August 8 in Victoria, Melbourne. So excited that ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ is the opening night film at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. “I love the enthusiasm and exuberance of an opening night. The filmmaker is best known for her 2017 feature Village Rockstar, which had bagged the Best Feature Film award at the 65th National Film Awards. The response and appreciation we have received from across the places we had travelled to with the film is also very special. Special thanks to the organisers.