Lion is an Oscar nominated, biographical film based on the non-fiction book, A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose. The film stars one of Shere Village Cinema's favourite actors, Dev Patel, starring alongside Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
The story is about five year old Saroo who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles 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.
Lion is a big-hearted film with beautiful acting and worthy of the 4 Academy Award nominations it received. A truly exceptional film.
(1 hour 58 minutes)