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Ritesh Batra’s “The Lunchbox” in Sundance spotlight 2014

By NewsDesk • Published on December 6, 2013

lunchboxRitesh Batra’s The Lunchbox will be screened in the spotlight section of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival 2014.

Spotlight Section screens important films from festival circuit from all over the world. “Regardless of where these films have played throughout the world, the Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love”, says the Sundance official annoucement.

The Lunchbox featuring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the Grand Rail d’Or , an audience award at the International Critics’ Week of Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Another Indian film Geethu Mohandas’ feature “Liar’s Dice” is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic section. (Read Geethu Mohandas’ interview here)

Batra’s project‘The Story of Ram’ was at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs in 2009. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenberg Fellow for the same project.

Other films in spotlight include: Blue Ruin (Director: Jeremy Saulnier), The Double (Director: Richard Ayoade), Ida (Director: Pawel Pawlikowski), Locke  (Director and screenwriter: Steven Knight), Only Lovers Left Alive (Director and screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch), R100  (Director and screenwriter: Hitoshi Matsumoto) and Stranger by the Lake (Director and screenwriter: Alain Guiraudie)

Also Read:

How can I portray loveless, neglected middle-class housewife with mascara and blush: Nimrat Kaur

“Dabba” is local and universal at the same time: Ritesh Batra

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