Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Buys ‘The Lunchbox’

Indian film stars Irrfan Khan

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to the "The Lunchbox," the studio said from the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.

The Indian film won the festival's critics week viewers choice award this week.

It tells the story of how a mistaken lunch delivery in Mumba brings a young housewife together with a stranger, following them as they craft a fantasy world together through notes snuck into each other's lunchbox.

The film was written and directed by Ritesh Batra and stars Irrfan Khan, who is best known for his starring role in "Life of Pi."