Nov 9-13, 2017

Lion

CAST: DEV PATEL, NICOLE KIDMAN, ROONEY MARA

Run Time: 129 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Adapted from the memoir Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, Lion tells the remarkable story of five year-old Saroo (an astonishing performance by Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and his family. Saroo must learn to survive the mean streets of Kolkata, before landing in an orphanage and ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo (now, Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. The triumphant feature film debut of Emmy Award-nominated Australian director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake), Lion elicited a powerful, emotional response from audiences and critics at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

…A robust and moving film, one that touches on a range of topics, from poverty to adoption to the insistent longing for a sense of place felt by, well, most human beings.

— Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

Adapted from the memoir Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, Lion tells the remarkable story of five year-old Saroo (an astonishing performance by Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and his family. Saroo must learn to survive the mean streets of Kolkata, before landing in an orphanage and ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo (now, Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. The triumphant feature film debut of Emmy Award-nominated Australian director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake), Lion elicited a powerful, emotional response from audiences and critics at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

…A robust and moving film, one that touches on a range of topics, from poverty to adoption to the insistent longing for a sense of place felt by, well, most human beings.

— Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

Film Details

USA, 2016
DIRECTED BY GARTH DAVIS
NOVEL BY SAROO BRIERLEY
SCREENPLAY BY LUKE DAVIES
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY GREIG FRASER
EDITED BY ALEXANDRE DE FRANCESCHI
MUSIC BY DUSTIN O’HALLORAN, VOLKER BERTELMANN
CAST: DEV PATEL, NICOLE KIDMAN, ROONEY MARA, DAVID WENHAM, SUNNY PAWAR
RUNNING TIME: 129 MINS

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