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SCREEN-IT 3 #2 // The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra

Film still from The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra showing an Indian women choosing vegetables from a local food market.

Image courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye

Date:
01 March 2017

Time:
6.00pm

Location:
Taigh na Sgire, Park Lane, Portree, Isle of Skye

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Theme // Home Cooked

ATLAS Arts is delighted to be screening Ritesh Batra’s award-winning film The Lunchbox at this month’s SCREEN-ITMade in Mumbai in 2012, Ritesh Batra wrote the film based on the famous ‘Dabbawala’; a complex lunchbox system unique to Mumbai. Quintessentially a love story between a widower about to retire and a young wife who is trying to put romance back into her marriage through love letters sent within the tiffin boxes. The film highlights the importance of homemade food and how this can be achieved in modern society. The film continues this year’s artistic programme exploring food and the environment.

After the screening, there is an opportunity to talk about the film’s themes in our informal discussion group over a glass of wine or Indian beer.

Please feel free to look through our reading material which will help inform our discussion group.

Reading material
A Day in the Life of Dabbawala
Mumbai’s Models of Service Excellence

Watch! 
Here is a short Q&A session with Ritesh Batra for you to watch, which we hope will whet your appetite.
BFI Player Q&A session with Ritesh Batra

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