FILM: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE LUNCHBOX
11 Feb 2017 | 7:30 pmBuy Now
Sydney Film Festival’s popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre returns for a fourth year, bigger, better and bolder than ever! Every month from February-November you can experience the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, kicking off with the Cannes award-winning smash hit The Lunchbox, on Saturday 11 February at 7.30pm.
Better still, at any or all of these 14 screenings, you can add on a fantastic meal created especially for the event by brand-new Head Chef Federico Rekowski (best known for 12 years at the highly-rated Courtney’s Brasserie) at Bellbird, the soon-to-be relaunched dining destination at Casula Powerhouse. The menu will include vegetarian samosa with cucumber riata and free-range chicken tikka with spiced cauliflower, chickpeas and spinach salad (vegetarian option available).
The Lunchbox, a comedy drama from director Ritesh Batra, is a delicious story inspired by Mumbai’s world-famous lunchtime courier service, in which only one in four million home-cooked meals is ever incorrectly delivered. Protagonist Saajan, played by Hindi Hollywood star Irrfan Khan, is a disillusioned office worker who receives a stray lunch prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur), an eager young wife trying to impress her distant husband.
Prior to the feature will be a screening of the Australian short film Spice Sisters, directed by Sheila Jayadev and starring Kumud Merani, Sandra Aranha and Jacob Warner. A former Bollywood star is bored and restless with her life. When a popular reality cooking show announces a call for contestants, she decides it’s now or never to make a change.
Duration1 hour, 44 minutes
$11.50 Under 16
Add dinner for $22
Phone02 9824 1121
FILM: SCREEN AUSTRALIA AND FELIX MEDIA PRESENT JIRGA
28 Sep 2018
7.30pm - 9.15pm
Former Australian soldier, Mike returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga.