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Ritesh Batra’s “Lunchbox” to compete at Odessa International Film Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on June 12, 2013

Irrfan Khan in Ritesh Batra's "Dabba" (Lunchbox)

Ritesh Batra’s Dabba (Lunchbox) will compete at the Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF) to be held from July 12-20, 2013 in Odessa, Ukraine.

11 film directors from USA, UK, Israel, Georgia, Italy, Poland, Germany, Romania, France, India, Russia and Ukraine will compete in International Program for the OIFF Grand Prix – ‘The Golden Duke’ to be awarded by the audience.

The Jury headed by Ukrainian producer Alexander Rodnyansky will define the winners in the following categories: ‘The Best Film’, ‘The Best Director’ and ‘The Best Actor’.

Glorified in Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, The Odessa stairs are now an open-air sea-view screening space with the capacity to seat 15 thousands viewers and form one of the best locations for the festival.

Dabba (Lunchbox) was screened at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the International Critics’ Week sidebar. It won the Rail d’Or viewers’ Choice award, an independent award given by rail employee film enthusiasts. Represented by German sales agent Match Factory, Sony Picture Classics has bought the North American rights to the film.

The film features Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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

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