Films

Village Rockstars

Village Rockstars

Synopsis

Director

„Three years back, while shooting for my first film „Man With The Binoculars“ which I also shot in my village, I came in regular touch with these village kids and decided to tell their story, which was also my story. When I look back on these rich experiences, I am awed by the activities that kids have to perform, something not even in the field of imaginings of urban kids. Everything has been shot under real conditions, the rains and the activities of the young girl Dhunu and the band of boys she hangs out with and their mischiefs, were shot in real rains and floods. I began shooting this, alongside my first film. Since there was no fund I completed shooting entirely on my own from camera, to direction and production. My cousin Mallika and the children acting in the film helped me throughout. The children long for my arrival, as I shunt between Mumbai & my village Chhaygaon. They race up to take note of the next day’s shooting schedule and there are times, when they would drag me from bed to catch the first light of sunrise!“

Rima Das, director

This film participated in Industry@Tallinn’s International Works In Progress showcase last year.

Rima Das

is a self-taught film writer-producer-director. She was born in north-east of India in the state of Assam. She started her work in the movie industry as an actress, then decided in 2009 to go to the other side of the camera and become a director. After successful short films and documentaries, Rima Das took up shooting her first feature film in which she acted as a screenwriter, director and producer. Work on the film with a microscopic budget and a condensed film-crew took her 4 years. Her directorial debut feature „Man with the Binoculars“ was competed at PÖFF first film competition in 2016. „Village Rockstars“ is her second feature.

Filmography

  • Antardrishti (Mees binokliga, PÖFF 2016)
  • Village Rockstars (2017)

Schedule

28.11.2017
17:00 - 18:27
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 120602
Sold out
30.11.2017
19:15 - 20:42
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 141402
Sold out
03.12.2017
14:30 - 15:57
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 170601
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: India
Year: 2017
Duration: 87 minutes
Language: Assamese
Director: Rima Das
Producer: Rima Das
Writer: Rima Das
DOP: Rima Das
Montage: Rima Das
Composer: Nilotpal Bora
Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das
Production: Flying River Films
Festivals: Toronto, San Sebastian

Synopsis

Director

„Three years back, while shooting for my first film „Man With The Binoculars“ which I also shot in my village, I came in regular touch with these village kids and decided to tell their story, which was also my story. When I look back on these rich experiences, I am awed by the activities that kids have to perform, something not even in the field of imaginings of urban kids. Everything has been shot under real conditions, the rains and the activities of the young girl Dhunu and the band of boys she hangs out with and their mischiefs, were shot in real rains and floods. I began shooting this, alongside my first film. Since there was no fund I completed shooting entirely on my own from camera, to direction and production. My cousin Mallika and the children acting in the film helped me throughout. The children long for my arrival, as I shunt between Mumbai & my village Chhaygaon. They race up to take note of the next day’s shooting schedule and there are times, when they would drag me from bed to catch the first light of sunrise!“

Rima Das, director

This film participated in Industry@Tallinn’s International Works In Progress showcase last year.

Rima Das

is a self-taught film writer-producer-director. She was born in north-east of India in the state of Assam. She started her work in the movie industry as an actress, then decided in 2009 to go to the other side of the camera and become a director. After successful short films and documentaries, Rima Das took up shooting her first feature film in which she acted as a screenwriter, director and producer. Work on the film with a microscopic budget and a condensed film-crew took her 4 years. Her directorial debut feature „Man with the Binoculars“ was competed at PÖFF first film competition in 2016. „Village Rockstars“ is her second feature.

Filmography

  • Antardrishti (Mees binokliga, PÖFF 2016)
  • Village Rockstars (2017)