Magazine article Screen International

The Lunchbox Wins at Zagreb

Magazine article Screen International

The Lunchbox Wins at Zagreb

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Ritesh Batra's romantic drama picks up Golden Pram.

The 11th Zagreb Film Festival (Oct 20-27), held in the Croatian capital, has concluded with Ritesh Barta's The Lunchbox winning the main award

The heartwarming film, which stars Irrfan Khan and debuted at Cannes in May, won the Golden Pram for best feature film.

Khan plays a disillusioned government servant who starts a relationship with a housewife (Nimrat Kaur) through notes in a mis-delivered lunchbox.

In the competition of ten other first or second films by their directors, a special mention went to Croatia's Nevio Marasovic for Vis-à-Vis, which is about a film director and his lead actor trying to bond on an isolated island.

The main jury was composed of film critic Leo Barraclough, Romanian producer Ada Solomon, and Serbian director Srdan Golubovic, whose Circles closed the festival. …

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