Ritesh Batra's impressive screen delicacy 'The Lunchbox' successfully continues to feed the hungry minds of film buffs across the globe.
After wowing festivals worldwide and winning hearts back home in India, 'The Lunchbox', continues its winning trail. 'The Lunchbox' has now been selected in the official competition section of the prestigious BFI London Film Festival. In the 56th year of this festival, 'The Lunchbox', will compete with some of the best films in the world including the Jesse Eisenberg-starrer 'The Double' and the Scarlett Johansson-starrer 'Under the Skin'. The festival will also screen Steven McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' and Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' in the Gala section.
In another key development, Artifical Eye has bought the UK distribution rights of 'The Lunchbox'. "We acquired the film both because we love it and because we feel it will be loved by UK audiences," stated Artificial Eye Managing Director, Louisa Dent.
'The Lunchbox', Ritesh Batra's charming debut film, stars Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur as two people who exchange handwritten letters, while Nawazuddin Siddhiqui is in supporting role.
Earlier it won the Church of Iceland award at the Reykjavik International film festival, and the Best Director and Best Actor awards at Saint Jean De Luz Film Festival (a French Festival).