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Amazonas Film Festival


The festival is held under the patronage of Amazonas State Governor Omar Aziz and State secretary of Culture, General Director Roberio Braga.

Screenings take place in the amazing Amazonas Theatre built in 1896 in the centre of amazon where the Rio Negro and Amazon meet.



The Luncbox



Índia-França-Alemanha | India-France-Germany

One of Mumbai's miracles is the lunchbox delivery phenomenon. Mumbai's Dabbawallahs are a community of 5000 dabba (lunchbox) deliverymen. It is a hereditary profession. Every morning the Dabbawallahs deliver hot meals from the kitchens of housewives to the offices of their husbands, and then return the empty lunchboxes back to the homes in the afternoon. For 120 years they have provided Mumbaikars with a taste of home in the office. They navigate through the overcrowded local trains, and chaotic streets - that often have a namesake or more than one name. The Dabbawallahs are illiterate; they use a complex coding system of colors and symbols to deliver dabbas in the labyrinth that is Mumbai. Harvard University analyzed their delivery system, and concluded that just one in 4 million lunchboxes is ever delivered to the wrong address. ‘Dabba' is the story of that one lunchbox.


Um equívoco no famoso e eficiente sistema de entregas de refeições da cidade de Mumbai - os Dabbawallahs- faz com que uma pacata dona de casa conheça um homem que está em luto pela morte de sua esposa. Juntos eles criam um mundo de fantasia a partir de mensagens trocadas através de bilhetes deixados nas marmitas nas quais as comidas são entregues.

Prêmio Grand Rail D’Or. La Semaine de la Critique. Festival de Cannes

In Mumbai, the Dabbawallahs are persons who collect freshly cooked meals from worker’s residences and deliver them to their workplaces. One day, a rare delivery mistake connects a suburban housewife and a man who is in grief since his spouse died. Together they create a fantasy world from messages exchanged through the lunchboxes used by the Mumbai Dabbawallahs.

Grand Rail D'Or Viewer's Choice Award. La Semaine de la Critique. Festival de Cannes

Un error en el famoso y eficiente sistema de comidas de Mumbai - el Dabbawallahs- hace que una pacata ama de casa conozca a un hombre que está de luto por la muerte de su esposa. Juntos crean un mundo de fantasía de los mensajes intercambiados a través de notas dejadas en latas en la que se entregan las comidas.

Premio Grand Rail D’Or. La Semaine de la Critique. Festival de Cannes


Direção | Direction

Ritesh Batra

Produção | Production

Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, Arun Rangachari

Roteiro | Screenplay

Ritesh Batra

Fotografia | Cinematography

Michael Simmonds

Montagem | Editing

John Lyons

Elenco | Cast

Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

2013, Ficção, Cor, 104 min

2013, Fiction, Color, 104 min

Contato | Contact

IMOVISION FILMES (Distribuidor no Brasil)

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2008               The Morning Ritual (short)

2009               Chongo (short)

2010               Gareeb Nawaz’s Taxi (short)

2011               Café Regular, Cairo (shorts)

2012               The State

2013               The Lunchbox

Ritesh Batra was born and raised in Mumbai, and is now based in Mumbai and New York with his wife Claudia and baby girl Aisha.

His feature script 'The Story of Ram' was part of the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors labs in 2009. His short films have been exhibited at many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His recent Arab language short 'Café Regular, Cairo', screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 12 awards. Café Regular was acquired by Franco-German broadcaster, Arte.

 His debut feature 'The Lunchbox' (English, Hindi) starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique, and Nimrat Kaur, was shot on location in Mumbai in 2012. 'The Lunchbox'  premiered at the Semaine De La Critique (International Critics Week) at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival to rave reviews. It won the Grand Rail d'Or Award and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.




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