Bulbul Can Sing

Directed by Rima Das
  • India
  • 1hr 35 min
  • 2018
  • Assamese with English Subtitles

Shot in the stunning setting of her home village in India, Rima Das’s film is a moving drama about coming of age, sexuality and personal identity. It centres on Bulbul and her two closest friends, Samu and Bonny, who find themselves challenged by convention, tradition and expectation in their communities as they reach their teens. When outraged locals shame them for their acts, their friendships and very sense of self is put to the test.

Rima Das follows up the wonderful Village Rockstars with another powerful story of a young woman fighting to be independent whilst under the scrutiny of Assamese tradition.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Pakija Begam
Arnali Das
Manabendra Das

Schedule & Tickets

28 Feb 16:30 Light House Cinema