Popular Assamese actress Aimee Baruah's directorial debut 'Semkhor' has caught the attention of movie enthusiasts from around the world at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The film festival is celebrating its 75th edition in Cannes, France.
During an interaction at the 'Country of Honour' pavilion at the Marche du Cinema, Baruah said that 'Semkhor' is an attempt to capture the life of the Dimasa community which loves to live a life secluded from the outside world. It is the first-ever Dimasa language film, which is a dialect spoken by the ethno-linguistic community after whom it is named parts of Assam and Nagaland.
It may be mentioned, Baruah who is the director, lead actress and screen writer of 'Semkhor', was officially selected by the Centre to speak at the India Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival.
The movie had also won the Indian Panorama Best Film Award.
At the pavilion, Baruah said that she is overwhelmed by the response 'Semkhor' has received from movie enthusiasts from all over the world. She said, "It's an honour for me to talk about the film on such a platform. I am surprised by the curiosity the audience have regarding this film, the language, customs and place. I am honoured and humbled to be a part of it."
The trailer of the movie was also played during the event after which, many from the audience inquired about the concept behind the movie and the challenges faced during the making of the film. They also enquired about the Dimasa community.
At the same event, Baruah's new documentary, 'Screaming Butterflies' also gained appreciation during the poster and trailer release. The documentary has been selected for the Mumbai International Film Festival, 2022.