Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2018


Directed by Rima Das


Director: Rima Das
Section: Spotlight
Country: India
Year: 2017
Language: Assamese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das, Rinku Das, Bishnu Kalita



Ten-year-old Dhunu lives in a remote village in northeastern India. She wants nothing more than to form a rock band with the boys next door, which is why she's saving up to buy a guitar. Even when she's climbing palm trees, playing in rice paddies with the boys, and traveling by boot across a flooded landscape, she never forgets her dream. This is everyday life that's varied and dramatic.

DORFBAND is also screened in the section „Kinderfilmfest“ on Monday, July 2 nd, 3 pm at RIO 1 and Mo, July 4th, 9 am at Carl-Amery-Saal/ Gasteig

Meet the director


Rima Das

Rima Das is a self-taught film writer, producer, and director. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeastern India, she now lives in Mumbai and Assam. Her first feature, MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (ANTARDRISHTI), premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2016 and at MAMI, the Mumbai Film Festival. Das also manages a film production company called Flying River Films in Mumbai, which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS, her second feature, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was entered in the New Directors' Competition in San Sebastian.


Screenplay: Rima Das
Director of Photography: Rima Das
Film Editor: Rima Das
Composer: Rima Das
Production Designer: Rima Das
Costume Design: Rima Das
Sound: Amrit Pritram
Producer: Rima Das
Production Company: Flying River Films
Co-Producer: Jaya Das
World Sales: Asian Shadows International Sales Ltd.