After SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, will THE LUNCHBOX win Oscars?
Writer-director Ritesh Batra's THE LUNCHBOX has added yet another feather to its cap. The film, which has been a rage in the film festival circuit worldwide, has now been selected for screening at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival (TFF), Colorado, USA.
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TFF (August 29 - September 2, 2013), announced its official program selections for its 40th anniversary edition on 28th August, 2013. Every year thousands of industry and cinema lovers flock to this Festival in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado without knowing the program which is unveiled only on the first day with very limited number of films from across the world selected for screening at this prestigious festival.
This festival is also very significant for the fact that many of the films selected for screening at TFF have gone on to win the Oscars in recent years. These include FOG OF WAR, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, BABEL, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, JUNO, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, UP IN THE AIR, THE KING'S SPEECH, BLACK SWAN, A SEPARATION, THE ARTIST, THE DESCENDANTS AND ARGO.
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Now one waits to see if this festival will mark the start of Oscar journey for THE LUNCHBOX.
THE LUNCHBOX, featuring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, had its premiere at the International Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it won the audience award, Grand Rail d'Or and then went on to win the Audience Choice Award at the World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam.
THE LUNCHBOX will release in India on September 20, 2013.