Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival
HOUSING IN GLASGOW Feature by Joseph Bibby
With the arrival of the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow has the world’s attention, with thousands pouring into a city keen to make a good impression. But while Glasgow is feeling the boon from the tourism this brings, much of the city finds itself wanting. Housing has, for much of Glasgow’s history, been a problem for too many of its citizens, with approximately 40,000 people on the housing waiting list, and 2,000 empty homes in 2012. With a selection of pieces, the Commonwealth Film and Theatre Festival aims to explore the hardships that beset Glasgow’s citizens, and ensure that these issues remain in the public consciousness, rather than being swept aside to make way for the Games.
LUNCHBOX Review by Martin I. Petrov
A young wife carefully prepares the first lunch box for her husband. Three tiny round aluminium boxes are assembled into a cylindrical Tiffin carrier and wrapped in a unique, home-knitted case before they start a journey in the streets of Mumbai to reach their recipient.
RITESH BATRA Interview by Laura van Zuylen
'The Lunchbox' premiered at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival and has significantly contributed to what we know about Indian cinema. After the world premiere Laura von Zuylen met the director to get an insight on Mumbai's infamous lunchbox system - an interview republished from Nisimazine Cannes 2013 ebook. [READ MORE]