Ritesh Batra’s award-winning Arabic language short film CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO has screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 12 awards, including the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the International Film Festival of Oberhausen and Special Mentions at the Tribeca International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.
By Meredith Brody Thanks to the exhaustive and exhausting Toronto International Film Festival and the equally intense Berlin Film Festival, as well as the more tightly curated Telluride Film Festival, I can happily recommend seven films that are playing in this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM), April 10-23 in San Francisco, Berkeley and […]
Dear Friends, There’s an art to writing well – about food, film, or anything else that sparks a person’s passion. For Jonathan Gold, it’s the cafes, restaurants and food trucks, the sights, sounds and people of Los Angeles that inspire. The only food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, the popular writer serves as the […]
Read two critical perspectives on The Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray, 1956-59) by Ritesh Batra and Deepa Mehta. The Apu Trilogy opens on May 22, 2015 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. The films will also play at the Smith Rafael Film Center in July.
For the next few weeks, EatDrinkFilms will be running a few gems from our earliest issues, which most of you may not have seen before. This article first appeared in May 2014. The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra writes a wonderful exclusive story for EatDrinkFilms. His observations with accompanying photos by Raj Rishi More offer insight, […]
Read two critical perspectives on Food Chains (Sanjay Rawal, 2014), by Patricia Unterman and Helen DeMichiel. Food Chains opens in San Francisco on Friday, November 28, screening at the Roxie Theater through December 4. See below for info about special screenings.