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Bulbul Can Sing
Friday, 1st November 2019, 8 pm, Orfeos Erben, Frankfurt
Friday, 8th November 2018, 9 pm, Filmclub 813, Cologne
Bulbul, a young girl, living in village in Assam, India, fighting her way through love and loss as she figures out who really she is!
Bulbul is an exuberant young woman, most happy when she’s hanging out in the fields with her friends Bonny and Sumu. As these three teenagers, two girls and a boy, begin to define their own identities, they find themselves increasingly clashing with the age-old rules set down by the village. Sumu is bullied for not conforming to the common male image. When Bulbul and Bonny are attracted to boys for the first time, the episode ends in a disaster. For Bonny, the pressures of the community become unbearable, while Bulbul in the end finds her own voice.
“Bulbul Can Sing” received the Indian National Film Award for Best Assamese Film 2019.
Frankfurt screeening in cooperation with Deutsch-indische Zusammenarbeit e.V.
• Director and script: Rima Das • India 2018 • 95 Min • Assamese with English subtitles • Cast: Arnali Das, Manoranjan Das, Banita Thakuriya, Pakija BegamFacebook Rima Das