With a brilliant cast and breathtaking cinematography, the 2017 film Lion tells a heart-warming story about a young man Saroo (played by Dev Patel) and his search for his long lost family.
The script is based on the novel A Long Way Home and shows two young brothers, Saroo and Guddu, living a harsh life in rural India, spending their days seeking out whatever work they can get as children.
The younger bother Saroo struggles to survive after waking up at a train station to find his older brother has vanished.
Saroo finds himself on a train to Calcutta. As a result of been lost and unable to speak the local dialogue, Saroo is subjected to the sad and tough reality of life for street children in India.
With some luck and wit, Saroo winds up in an orphanage that sees him adopted by Australian couple Sue and John Brierley (perfectly cast as Nicole Kidman and David Wenham).
The film takes the audience on a journey through the colourful scenes of India, natural landscapes of Tasmania and urban life in mainland Australia as Saroo tries to find his family with the little memories he has.
Words by Christopher Lamont
Image by Lion
Details: Lion | 2hrs | Released 19 January 2017