Critically acclaimed Assamese filmmaker Rima Das’s film Village Rockstars was premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival in UK on Friday.
Rima, however, could not make it to the event as her flight to UK cancelled due to bad weather condition. The film which was screamed at 6 pm (Indian time) would be screened again on Saturday at 3.35 pm.
Village Rockstars, which had a European premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, was screened under the India Gold section of the Mumbai Film Festival and was the closing film of the Dharamshala International Film Festival.
The movie also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year. Village Rockstars will also be screened in New York on in April next.
Village Rockstars is the story of a 10-year-old girl who yearns for an electric guitar to the screen. The movie has been written, directed, produced, shot and designed by Rima.
Starring Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Kulada Bhattyacharya, Manabendra Das and Boloram Das, Village Rockstars is woven around Dhunu’s pursuit of an electric guitar in Assam’s Chhayagaon village. The film challenges gender stereotypes in an organic way.