Tuesday 21st March 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Based on the novel ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley, Lion tells the true story of five-year-old Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres across India, away from his home and his 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 home.
A deeply empathetic performance from Dev Patel and an unflinching view of child poverty on the streets of Kolkata provide a winning edge to Lion – The Times
Davis proves himself a director of breadth and vision, making full use of Greig Fraser’s stunning cinematography to intensify the emotional impact, as well as ground this universally resonant story in the beauty of the Indian and Australian landscapes it traverses – London Film Festival
Australia-India 2016 – partly in Bengali with subtitles – directed by Garth Davis – with Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar – 118 min
This film replaces the advertised film, The Handmaiden (Agassi), which will now be showing on Thursday 12 June. We apologise for any inconvenience.