Lunchbox and Fire in the Blood to screen at Zurich Film Festival
Ritesh Batra’s feature The Lunchbox and documentary Fire in the Blood by Dylan Mohan Gray will be screened at the 9th Zurich Film Festival to be held from September 26-October 6, 2013.
The Lunchbox will have a Gala Premiere at the festival. Featuring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film revolves around a middle class housewife Ila who is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage and Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement.
The film is set to release in Indian theaters on September 20, 2013.
Fire in the Blood will be screened in “Border Lines” section that presents films dealing with border situations such as territorial, social and individual conflicts. The film tells the story of how in the late 1990s and early 2000s, western governments and pharmaceutical companies blocked low-cost anti-retro-viral drugs from reaching AIDS stricken Africa–causing 10 million or more unnecessary deaths–and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
Fire in the Blood will release in India on October 11, 2013 through PVR Director’s Rare.