Assamese movie ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’ (Rainbow Fields) won three top awards at the third edition of Love International Film Festival 2018 in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Over 150 films from across 36 countries participated in the film festival.
Xhoihobote Dhemalite, portrays children growing up in violent times and witnessing brutality around them.
Semi-autobiographical in nature, ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’ (Rainbow Fields) is inspired by true incidents from director Bidyut Kotoky’s life and features among others actors like Victor Banerjee, Dipannita Sharma, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua.
The movie also became the first Assamese movie to be released in the US. It was released at Cine Grand Cinema Fremont in California) on Friday last.
The movie will also be screened at Cine Grand New Jersey on August 3 next.
According to Kotoky, though his film is based on the lives of children growing up in the Assam in the 1980s, the story can be of children in conflict zones from any part of the world.
Last year, the film won the best foreign film award at the Hollywood International CineFest and was premiered in the Indian Panorama of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.
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.