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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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10-year-old Dhunu lives with her widowed mother and older brother in a remote village in the Indian countryside. Unlike the other girls, she prefers to hang out with the boys, bicycling and climbing trees, to the disapproval of the village women. Most of all she wants a real guitar, so that she and her friends can start a rock band!

Director Rima Das has returned to her home village in Northeast India to shoot VILLAGE ROCKSTARS. The young local amateur actors, especially Bhanita Das as Dhunu, are doing a fine job in this warm-hearted coming-of-age story of defiance, female empowerment, dreams and friendship. The film is poetic with lingering shots, light on dialogue and heavy on natural beauty.

Introduction and Q&A with director present at screenings Wednesdayand Thursday.

Program: 
Director: 
Rima Das
Screenplay: 
Rima Das
Photography: 
Rima Das
Actors: 
Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Kulada Bhattyacharya, Manabendra Das, Boloram Das
Run time: 
1 hour 27 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
India
Producer: 
Rima Das
Sales: 
Asian Shadows
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Rima Das is a self-taught writer, producer and director, born and raised in a village in the Indian province of Assam. She also manages a production company called Flying River Films in Mumbai, supporting local, independent film making in the region. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS is her second feature film.