Acclaimed Assamese film maker Rima Das won the Best Director award at the prestigious 2019 Dublin International Film Festival’s Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) category for her third Assamese feature film ‘Bulbul Can Sing’.
After winning the award, Rima wrote on social networking site facebook, “I’m delighted to win Dublin Film Critics Circle Jury Award for Best Director for #BulbulCanSing. It’s amazing that a film based in a small village in #Assam,India is winning hearts in another part of the world. Thanks Virgin Media Dublin International Film FestivalVirgin Media Dublin International Film Festival,Ireland for the honour.”
The film is 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. Bulbul Can Sing had a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was screened at the Busan International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia. Earlier, the film received a ‘Special Mention’ at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.