Close on the heels of being selected by the Variety magazine in its list of the 10 directors to watch out for series, comes the news that Mumbai-born filmmaker Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending will open the 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival. The World Premiere of the film will be held on January 2, 2017 at the festival. The trailer of the movie was released a few days back.
The Sense of an Ending, is Ritesh’s second film (after The Lunchbox) and stars veteran British performing stars Jim Broadbent (Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Moulin Rouge) and Charlotte Rampling (The Verdict, Aberdeen, Vanishing Point). Adapted from the Booker winning novel by Julian Barnes, the film also has Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey fame and Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Matchpoint, Harry Brown and The Newsroom) in the cast.
Ritesh has recently finished his big project, Our Souls at Night, starring Hollywood icons Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.