GUWAHATI, March 21 - Village Rockstars, the second film of Assamese filmmaker Rima Das will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year. The film had won two awards at the Hong Kong Asian Film Forum 2017 and was also recommended at the NFDC Film Bazar.
�Three years back, while shooting for my first film Man with the Binoculars, which I also shot in my old village Kalardiya, I came in regular touch with these village kids and decided to tell their story. Intermittently, I began shooting this, alongside my first film. Since there was no fund I completed shooting entirely on my own camera,� Das said.
Interestingly, the artistes of the film are the local kids of the village, who in course of the film-making, developed the love for acting and deep understanding of the craft of cinema making, frames, lighting and the mood.
�Village Rockstars is a very personal film and close to my heart. It almost changed my life. The film got recommended at the NFDC Film Bazar this year and also was a part of Tallinn Work in Progress,� Das added. The film was shot around 120 days in three years.