We caught up with filmmaker Ritesh Batra in San Francisco to talk about the making of his film The Sense of An Ending (2017), his next film project with Robert Redford & Jane Fonda and his favorite Bollywood films. Batra shares what it was like to adapt the British novel to a film and work with an all-English cast. This is his second feature film. His first picture was The Lunchbox, an award-winning film set in Mumbai, India.
The Sense of An Ending is based on Julian Payne’s on his award-winning novel by the same name. Jim Broadbent plays the central character in this coming-of-age film of an older person set in England. The film has a nuanced and quiet quality about it. It is a story about the intersection of memory and growing old. Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockerty (Downtown Abbey) and others act in this film.
Batra also shares some of his favorite Bollywood films that he watched growing up in Mumbai, India.
The Sense of An Ending releases March 17, 2017 in San Francisco.
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Highlights of our upcoming interview with filmmaker Ritesh Batra on his new film The Sense of An Ending. The film is based on Julian Payne’s novel by the same name. This coming-of-age film is about a older man, who is semi-retired. Set in England, the film stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery (Downtown Abbey).
Batra made his debut as a feature film director and writer with his critically acclaimed award-winning The Lunchbox. The film premiered in Cannes in 2013. Prior to that Batra had made a few award-winning short films.
Stay tuned for our full interview with Batra on the making of The Sense of An Ending, his upcoming film with Robert Redford and Jane Honda and Bollywood films. Batra grew up in Bombay, India and came to the US for his higher studies.
You can watch our weekly TV show in the US. Here is a list of TV stations in the US that broadcast our show. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel and podcast where every week we feature new interviews.
Director Ritesh Batra of The Lunchbox fame is back with a new film The Sense of an Ending. The film is based on Julian Barnes’s novel by the same name that won the Man Booker prize in 2011. The compact novel as the New York Times Book Review put it is ” a mystery of memory and missed opportunity.”
The film stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and others.
You can catch The Sense of Ending at this year’s Cinequest Film & VR Festival on March 12, 2017. Check Cinequest’s website for ticket and information about the film.