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She took the global film festival circuit by storm with her feature film Village Rockstars. The same landed Rima Das a national Award. One of the most sought-after independent filmmakers in India presently, Rima, who hails from India's northeastern state of Assam, talks about her new film Bulbul Can Sing, her outlook towards movie making and her future endeavours in a chat with IBNS Canada correspondents Suman Das and Sudipto Maity at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Excerpts: more
Astronauts, monsters, dragons and Reitman: Toronto International Film Festival announces roster of special events

Toronto: Capping off this year’s already exciting film lineup, The Toronto International Film Festival announced on Sunday four Special Events. Reflecting the variety of TIFF’ ...

Meet Pella Kågerman, the co-director of ANIARA

One of the more unique titles at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is the science-fiction epic ANIARA, co-directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja. Made with mo ...

Meet Imogen Thomas, the director of Emu Runner

Blending social realism with touches of lyricism, Imogen Thomas’ engaging debut feature Emu Runner follows a nine-year-old girl growing up in the isolated community of Brewarrina, A ...

Oscar nominated female team investigate alt-right rise in TIFF drama

Toronto, August 24 (JEN): The female-led production company Tuffi Films took on the rise of the alt-right in Nordic region, Northern Europe and the West in the simultaneously heartwarming ...

Donnybrook to open TIFF 2018 Platform programme

Toronto, Aug 24 (JEN): The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that Donnybrook, the powerful new film from Tim Sutton (Memphis, Dark Night), will be the opening film ...

American food: I'm lovin' it, says young India

Chefs and food experts say a popular American food craze continues to grow in India just like the Americans are now hooked to spicy Indian dishes. Shilpa Salwan and Shruti Bora in India a ...

Mandela, ‘true symbol of human greatness’, celebrated on centenary of his birth

New York: Paying tribute to the first democratically-elected President of South Africa and iconic civil rights leader, the United Nations on Wednesday celebrated Nelson Mandela’s le ...

Political mavericks find safe-haven on social media

In the world’s largest democracies and across the globe, social media is enabling the rise in nationalism -- both in government and on the extreme fringes of society and especially ...

Belgian model's nude photo at Jewish holy site sparks anger

Jerusalem: Belgian model Marisa Papen has come under serious criticism after a photo showed her posing nude in front of the Western Wall, a revered Jewish site in Jerusalem.