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7:30pm International Film Series: The Lunch Box
May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
May 18, 2018 The Lunch Box (2013, India, directed by Ritesh Batra, 104 min.)
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila (Nimrat Kaur), a lonely housewife in an unhappy marriage, with Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan), a lonely widower about to retire from a long career as an accountant charged with training his successor, Shaikh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Through daily notes passed back and forth in the lunchbox Ila and Sajaan develop a friendship and find comfort in each other’s stories, confessions and fantasies for the future – though they never meet. (#433)