Lion


Scenes of family tensions and stress.

About this Film

Lion

ODEON AWARDS SEASON 
OSCAR NOMINATED FILM - 6 Nominations
Including: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA NOMINATED FILM - 5 Nominations 
Including: Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay

ODEON says...
‘Lion’ tells the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who was born in India but adopted by an Australian couple after he was separated from his family. 

When he was five years old, he got lost on a train travelling away from his home. Years later, living in safety and security in Australia, he yearns to reunite with his family, and decides to use Google Earth to track them down. But his memories are hazy, and it could take years. 

Based on Saroo’s book of his experiences, ‘Lion’ is a critically-acclaimed true story that would be almost impossible to believe if it hadn’t actually happened. 

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  • Released on
    20/01/17
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Cast members
    Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
  • Running time
    118 minutes
  • Directed by
    Garth Davis
  • Language
    English

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Reviews in the press

4 Stars
“ This big-hearted film does full justice to the horror, the pathos and the drama ”

4 Stars
“ Nicole Kidman's Oscar contender will rip you to pieces ”

4 Stars
“ 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. ”

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Reviewer: filmbookDate: 2017-02-08

loved it the acting was wonderful it done win I will Be shocked . it surprise how a film come together so well the music acting was a vision the director producer put things together such a sad story to tell . the acting was great

Captivating

Reviewer: BramblerDate: 2017-02-08

This movie was a little drawn out, particularly the first half, but the last 30 minutes were riveting, happy and sad. Not many dry eyes in the audience at the end.

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Reviewer: Cake55Date: 2017-02-07

Excellent film, didn't even realise it was so long, portrays India very well, emotional, best film i've seen for a long time 10/10

Brilliant

Reviewer: sonnycDate: 2017-02-01

I had tears in my eyes watching this. Movie of the year for me so far. Brilliant cast and performances. I highly recommend this movie. :)

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