Assamese movie Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) has bagged at the Erie International Film Festival (EIFF) in Pennsylvania recently.
It won the award for best narrative feature.
The film made by National Award winning director Bidyut Kotoky deals with the mental trauma of children growing up in the turbulent era of Assam agitation.
The film stars Assamese actress and model Dipannita Sharma and Victor Bannerjee in the lead roles.
The film has already won many laurels in the country and abroad. It was earlier selected by Kids First – the world’s largest platform for children’s film. The film had won Best Foreign Film Award at Hollywood CineFest and had its world premiere at IFFI Goa, under the prestigious Indian Panorama, reports The Assam Tribune.
An elated Kotoky, who is based in Mumbai, said, “We always believe that Xhoixobote Dhemalite is a film for the world in Assamese language. This recognition from half way across the globe re-affirms our faith. This continues to reinforce what I always believe –the colour of emotions is same everywhere.”
Legendary actor Victor Banerjee, who plays a pivotal role in the film, said the “subtle message of the futility of mindless violence that has crept into our mischievous political psyches is the understated theme of the film”.
The film is produced by ‘India Stories’, a Mumbai-based production house and co-produced by Kotoky’s Dhruv Creative Productions and US-based Kurmasana Kreates.