LION


Synopsis

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Critics Views

A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time.
The Hollywood Reporter

The script never lunges for cheap drama by forcing Saroo into a binary choice between mothers, and the most complex beats are about tip-toeing around, often counter-productively, to avoid hurt or betrayal.
The Telegraph

If Saroo’s story seems out-of-this world, the team behind this film have risen to meet the challenge it sets. There may be a sense of inevitability about Saroo’s ultimate destination, but what counts here is the journey.
Screen International

Once in a while, a movie comes along that is so touching and sincere, without a moment of false emotion or manipulative self-indulgence, that it establishes squatters’ rights and moves into your heart to stay.
The Observer

Awards

Academy Awards
Nominations:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Dev Patel
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role  -Nicole Kidman
Best Adapted Screenplay – Luke Davies
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Greig Fraser
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) – Dustin O’Halloran & Volker Bertelmann

BAFTA Awards
Winner
Best Supporting Actor – Dev Patel
Best Screenplay (Adapted) – Luke Davis

Nominations
Best Supporting Actress -Nicole Kidman
Best Cinematography
Original Music

Film Rating

IMDb
Critics 69% Audience 81%

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics positive review 86%  Audience liked it 92%

Stockbridge Audience: 93.2%
Total no. of votes 92:
Excellent 70
Good 20
Average 1
Poor 1

Date: Wednesday 24th May

Time: 4.30pm & 7.30pm

Genre: Drama, Biography

Director: Garth Davis

Writer: Luke Davies (adapted from the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley)

Stars: Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman

Film Length: 1hr 58mins

Rating: PG
Scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat

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