The Lunchbox / Dabba
Ritesh Batra, India, Germany, France, US, 2013
Directed by: Ritesh Batra
Script: Ritesh Batra
Producer: Guneet Monga, Arun Rangachari, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Čedomir Kolar, Danis Tanović
Production company: Rohfilm GmbH, Asap Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Dar Motion Pictures, NFDC/India
Cinematography: Michael Simmonds
Editing: John F. Lyons
Music: Max Richter
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar
Format: DCP
Running time: 104'

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger just befor his retirement. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

Awards and Festivals
World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival 2013 – Critics Week Viewers Choice Award, Audience Award
Cannes Film Festival 2013
BFI London Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Ritesh Batra was born and raised in Mumbai, and he now lives between Mumbai and New York. Batra’s short films have been shown at many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His feature script 'The Story Of Ram' was part of the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors labs in 2009. 'The Lunchbox' is Ritesh Batra’s debut feature. Its world premiere was at the Critics Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Monday, October 21st at 10.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Monday, October 21st at 19.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Tuesday, October 22nd at 15.00
CINEMA EUROPA, Sunday, October 27th at 21.00