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. Continue reading
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, humor and stories about multi-generational restaurants in Mumbai.
by Patricia Unterman
[With the release of writer / director Ritesh Batra’s debut feature The Lunchbox (2013) on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital earlier this month from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, EatDrinkFilms invited Patty Unterman to watch and respond to this poignant story of two lonely people in India who find themselves corresponding when one of Mumbai’s dabbawallahs (lunchbox deliverymen) makes a one-in-a-million delivery mix-up. –ed.] Continue reading
THE LUNCHBOX director Ritesh Batra writes a wonderful exclusive story for EatDrinkFilms. This is part II of his series on multi-generational restaurants in Mumbai, with accompanying photos by Raj Rishi More. Continue reading
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. Continue reading