Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ which recently won the award for the best feature film of the year at the 65th National Awards, has been handpicked along with four other regional films to be screened at the Cannes film festival, this year.
Village Rockstars, directed by Rima Das became the second Assamese feature film to be awarded the best feature film in the National Film Awards. Besides winning the award for the best feature film, Village Rockstars was also awarded in various other categories.
Rima Das who was the producer, director, writer, cinematographer, editor and production designer of the movie was assisted by her sister Mallika Das who also won a National Award for Best Audiography.
The lead actor – Bhanita Das won the National award for Best Child Actor and Rima herself won the best editing award as well.
Over the past year, she has travelled across the world for her movie Village Rockstars, which has won critical acclaim at all the festivals it has been screened at.
‘Village Rockstars’ will be screened along with Malayalam feature ‘Bhayanakam’, the Jeseri film ‘Sinjar’ from Lakshwadeep and the Bengali drama ‘Nagarkirtan’ are the selected films to be screened at the prestigious festival.
For the first time in years, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, will be leading the contingent accompanied by a team including Filmmaker Jahnu Barua who hails from Assam.