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Bulbul Can Sing

95 min.
Year of Production:
Arnali Das
Manoranjan Das
Bonita Thakuria
Pakija Begam
Manbendra Das
Production Company:
Flying River Films
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

‘Why are you always angry? Girls should be modest. Girls should behave well. You should be calm.’
In the atmospheric light of dusk and dawn, Rima Das portrays the lives of three friends on the threshold of adulthood. Poetic sensuality contrasts with authentic scenes of everyday life in their Indian village, where carefree youthfulness comes face to face with merciless reality. The story's protagonist is Bulbul, whose voice fails her when she has to sing in front of people. Fear of failure and self-doubt also plague the fragile Bonny, and Suman, who does not fulfil the traditional male image. The experience of first love puts the three teenagers under the pressure of high expectations and strict moral codes. The relationship between love and suffering demands a lot of strength. Bulbul the nightingale begins to sing.

FILMOGRAFIE Rima Das (selection)

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