Cert: PG – Contains scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat.
Garth Davis / Australia 2016 / 1h58m / Digital / English, Bengali and Hindi with English subtitles
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara.
A genuinely touching story of tenacity and hope brought to screen from Saroo Brierley's autobiographical book 'A Long Way Home', 'Lion' is the debut feature of Garth Davis. The impressive Dev Patel plays Brierley, who is separated tragically from his family at five years old and forced to roam the streets of Kolkata alone, before being adopted by an family who raise him back in Australia. Twenty-five years pass and all the while, with just a handful of memories and internet maps to guide him, his search goes on to find his mother.