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BUY TICKETS 5pm Saturday 15 April
DIRECTOR Garth Davis
CAST Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar
A hugely moving true story about a young man, lost in India as a boy, adopted by Australians, and now searching for his family in India.
A 5-year-old Indian boy falls asleep in a train carriage and wakes up in Kolkata, thousands of miles from home, where he has to adapt to life on the streets. Adopted by an Australian couple, he starts a new life, but 25 years later, armed only with his childhood memories and Google Earth, he determines to return home and find his lost family. This is a hugely moving true story boasting excellent performances and stunning cinematography.
(2016 Australia / USA / UK 118 mins Part subtitled)
Lion is more of an emotional odyssey than a plot-driven film, and Davis (working with Luke Davies’ script) unfussily halves the running time between child and adult Saroo. Thankfully lacking a spoon-feeding voice-over or lazy framing device, his tale is allowed to unfurl naturally and gradually, experience by experience, so you feel each moment as directly and keenly as possible … In one sense it’s epic, capturing an amazing life divided between two very different worlds; but it maintains an intimacy with Saroo that is so engaging, you can’t help but feel lost with him — and also profoundly glad to have found him. Dan Jolin, Empire
Language: English / Bengali / Hindi
Winner of the BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture.
BBFC advice: Contains scenes of emotional intensity and mild threat
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