The next instalment of the Nicola Valley Film Society’s 2014-15 season comes all the way from India.

The Lunchbox is a 2013 romance that follows two strangers’ budding connection through a series of notes passed back and forth via Mumbai’s extensive lunchbox courier system.

In the city of 18 million, over 5,000 people work as these lunchbox couriers — or dabbawallas, as they’re known — to deliver lunches to spouses at their workplaces.

When the lunchbox prepared by Ila, played by the charming Nimrat Kaur, mistakenly ends up in the hands of widower Saajan (Irrfan Khan) instead of her husband, the two begin to express more than thoughts on Ila’s cooking through notes in the lunchbox.

Though sweet, The Lunchbox was widely acclaimed for its muted approach to a love story that views gender and generational roles through the kaleidoscope of the bustling modern city.

The film is subtitled and begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the NVIT lecture theatre.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Rapper returns to Merritt Saturday

Four-time Juno Award-winning rapper Prevail is returning to Merritt Saturday to play a show at the Desert Inn.

Prevail — whose real name is Kiley Hendricks — shot to fame in the early 2000s as part of Vancouver-based hip-hop group Swollen Members.

His Merritt concert is one stop on a tour of Western Canada to promote his new album Alpha Omega, which will be released in early 2015.