The Lunchbox

Film Kicks features Indian gem

The next critically acclaimed film to be brought to the Golden Cinema for Film Kicks is The Lunchbox.

The next critically acclaimed film to be brought to the Golden Cinema for Film Kicks is The Lunchbox.

The Indian romantic film has gained praise from both audiences and critics around the world, and has been screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

The movie centres around Saajan, who is still in mourning for his deceased wife, and Ila, who is desperately trying to rekindle the romance in her marriage. Their two lives cross paths when the lunchbox with delicious food Ila prepared for her husband gets mistakenly delivered to Saajan.

They start writing to each other, and begin a friendship even though the two have never met face to face. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They eventually decide to meet.

After the film debuted in India and various film festivals, Sony Pictures Classics picked up the rights for North American distribution.

Writer/director Ritesh Batra picked up a Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director for his first film.

Many, however, were unhappy that the Film Federation of India “snubbed” the film, and decided to submit a different film for the 86th Academy Awards Best Foreign Film Category.

The Lunchbox will be playing on Thursday Apr. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Debit is not available, so bring cash for admission.