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A delicious celebration of romance and food


11 Feb 2017 | 7:30 pm

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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.

Event Information


Duration1 hour, 44 minutes

Cost$17.50 Adult
$14.50 Concession
$11.50 Under 16
Add dinner for $22

Phone02 9824 1121


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