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Lunchbox

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai’s Dabbawahllahs) connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life, they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overhelm their reality.
India / Germany / France, 2013
Feature Film

SYNOPSIS

A wrongly delivered lunchbox connects a housewife - Ila Vaid, to Saajan Fernandes, a lonely man in the dusk of his life. Ila lives in Kandivili, the conservative middle class Hindu enclave. And Saajan lives in Ranwar village, Bandra, an old Christian neighborhood that is threatened by the new high rises of Mumbai. Very soon Saajan will retire and bid goodbye to a Mumbai that crushed his dreams, took away his loved ones one by one, and turned his hair white. Just then Ila comes into his life. In the big city, that crushes dreams and recycles them everyday, both find a dream to hold on to. They exchange notes in the lunchbox and create a fantasy life. As the lunchbox goes back and forth, this fantasy becomes so elaborate that it threatens to overwhelm their reality.
The characters of THE LUNCHBOX exist on the line between the Mumbai of reality and the Mumbai of fantasy. In the end, they come to a crossroads where they must choose between the two Worlds. THE LUNCHBOX is the story of nostalgia and of hope for the future, and above all, of the small joys of life that need our attention.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • World Premiere at "Semaine de la critique" and "Grand Rail D'Or" Audience Award at Cannes International Film Festival 2013
  • Audience Award at World Cinema Festival Amsterdam 2013
  • International Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2013
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2013
  • BFI London Film Festival 2013 - Competition 
  • Sundance Film Festival 2014
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2014
  • Zurich Film Festival 2014

CREDITS

STARRING

Irrfan Khan
Nimrat Kaur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Denzil Smith
Bharati Achrekar
Nakul Vaid
Yashvi Puneet Nagar
Lillete Dubey

DIRECTOR

Ritesh Batra

WRITERS

Ritesh Batra

PRODUCERS

Guneet Monga
Cedomir Kolar
Marc Baschet
Karsten Stöter
Benny Drechsel
Lydia Pilcher

PRODUCTION

AKFP Films
ASAP Films
Rohfilm
DAR Films Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Michael Simmonds

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Shruti Gupte

EDITING

John F. Lyons

COSTUME DESIGN

Niharika Bhasin

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Vijay Shikare
Serina Tixeria

MUSIC

Max Richter

SUPPORTED BY

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
NFDC
Cinema Du Monde

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH

ARTE France

IN COLLABORATION WITH

The Match Factory
NFP Marketing and Distribution
News
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ZWEI ZU EINS eröffnet Filmfest München!
KAMAY wins Cinema of Urgency Award at Dok:fest München
Exerpt from Blickpunt:Films:

Der Viktor Dok.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency der Petra-Kelly Stiftung ist mit mit 5.000 Euro dotiert und ging an „Kamay“ von Ilyas Yourish und Shahrokh Bikaran, die in einer Familiengeschichte eine unbekannte Seite Afghanistans zeigen.Die Jury dazu: „Wir möchten eine Geschichte auszeichnen, die so noch nie erzählt wurde. Eine Geschichte, die erschütternde Erfahrungen einer Familie und gleichzeitig das Schicksal einer ganzen ethnischen Gruppe beleuchtet. Die Filmemacher führen in ‘Kamay' die Zuschauer*innen behutsam durch die Trauer einer Familie – und legen zugleich die Ursprünge jahrhundertelanger Unterdrückung offen. Die Regisseure finden eine einzigartige Bildsprache, um die Kultur der Hazara filmisch darzustellen und ihren Stimmen auf einfühlsame und poetische Weise Gehör zu verschaffen.“

https://www.blickpunktfilm.de/kino/festival-gewinner-dokfest-muenchen-vergibt-seine-preise-bd1583ebc844cfc21b22f143d7c09543​​​
The Playmaker sells TWO TO ONE in at the Cannes Film Market
https://variety.com/2024/film/global/the-playmaker-two-to-one-sandra-huller-1235997778/​​​

The Playmaker is thrilled to announce the successful closure of several significant distribution deals bringing Two to One to audiences in France (KMBO), Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia (Madman) and Greece (Rosebud).
Short Synopsis:
In „Two to One,“ a group of clever East-Germans seizes the chaotic post-GDR era in 1990 to retrieve hidden millions from an underground vault. As they outsmart formidable opponents, the heist takes an unexpected turn when money officially unrecognized in the GDR circulates.
Featuring the 2024 Academy Award-nominated Sandra Hüller („Anatomy of a Fall“, „Toni Erdmann“), alongside Max Riemelt („Sense 8“) and Ronald Zehrfeld („Barbara“, „Phoenix“), this historical comedy, based on a true story set in the GDR, promises laughs, unexpected twists, and brilliant performances. From the producers of „Three days in Quiberon“, „Lunchbox“, „War Sailor“, and “Human Factors”, Two to One is a must-watch.
The Playmaker will present “Two to One” in a private screening at the Marché du Film 2024.
 
"Two to One" is a German production by Row Pictures and Zischlermann Filmproduktion, in co-production with ZDF, in cooperation with Arte and Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion. The film is directed by Natja Brunckhorst, known for her critically acclaimed work on “Alles in Bester Ordnung” and “Wie Feuer und Flamme”. The local distributor for the project is X-Verleih (Germany).

Director’s Bio:
Natja Brunckhorst's career began with her unforgettable portrayal of Christiane F. in the 1981 film CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO.  She later transitioned to screenwriting, penning scripts for the television series "Einsatz Hamburg Süd" and several "Tatort" episodes. Her screenplay for FEUER UND FLAMME, drawing from her own life, won her the German Film Award in 2001. Brunckhorst's writing talents also contributed to the award-winning children's film AMELIE RENNT.  She further expanded her repertoire by directing the successful film ALLES IN BESTER ORDNUNG, solidifying her status as a versatile and accomplished filmmaker.
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04109 Leipzig / Germany

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