Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das’ new movie “Tora’s Husband” will be screened at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
In the ‘Platform’ section of the TIFF, an Assamese language feature will premiere, making it the first Indian film to be showcased in the category.
Previous independent features of Rima Das were “Village Rockstars” and “Bulbul Can Sing,” which also had their world premiere at the prestigious film festival.
From September 8-18, the film gala will be held.
She added that the story reflects her journey living and working amidst the pandemic.
Rima Das said, “In the midst of loss, lockdowns and life, we shot the film over 2 years in real locations and natural conditions. Shooting this film was more challenging than shooting my previous films because the pandemic restricts you in many ways.”
The filmmaker added, “There was this constant feeling of fear and restlessness, which my characters also depict. But I knew I just had to shoot this film, as this time will become history one day,”
“Tora’s Husband” is a story of a man amidst loss and lockdowns of the pandemic who struggles to keep his small-town business buoyant while his relationships deteriorate. Abhijit Das and Tarali Kalita Das are featured in the lead.
As per reports, Filmmaker Das said, “I lost my father during the early days of shooting the film. I dedicate this film to my father and all those who have lost their loved ones during the pandemic,”