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7 Indian films at 57th BFI London Film Festival

7 Indian films at 57th BFI London Film Festival

A still from Fandry

The British Film Institute’s London Film Festival has picked 7 Indian films to screen in its 57th edition: Sniffer, Fandry, Jeevan Smriti, The Lunchbox, Kalpana, Siddharth and From Gulf To Gulf .

The festival will be held from October 9 to 20, 2013 and will screen over 300 films.

Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox is the only Indian film in the Official Competition section. An India/France/Germany co-production, 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. Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui feature in lead roles. The film is due to see a country wide theatrical release on September 20, 2013.

Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Sniffer (Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa) and Richie Mehta’s Siddharth will screen under the Journey section.

Sniffer is the tale of a clumsy private detective Anwar.

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