Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Lunchbox nominated for British Academy Films Awards (BAFTA) 2015


The year 2015 has started on a high note for Ritesh Batra's internationally acclaimed and award winning film, The Lunchbox, which is nominated for the 'Film - Not in the English Language category' of the British Academy Film Awards 2015 on January 9.

Ecstatic about this new achievement Batra says, "It's an honor to be nominated alongside the finest films of the year, much credit to my whole team and the work we did together. It's a good validation to tell Indian stories to the world, if we don't tell our own stories, no one else will."

The nominations for the awards, organized annually by BAFTA, were announced in London on Friday. The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, is competing with Polish-Danish drama film Ida, Russian drama Leviathan, Brazilian-British adventure drama thriller film Trash, and Belgian drama Two Days, One Night, according to the official BAFTA website.

Over a period of more than one year, The Lunchbox has been showcased in various film festivals including The Cannes Film Festival, The Telluride Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival and The London Film Festival. It has won various awards like Viewers Choice Award at the International Critics' Week, Best Film at The London Film Festival and The Filmfare awards, to name a few. It recently won an award of Best First Feature in 2014 by Toronto Film Critics Association.

No comments:

Post a Comment