Runtime: 118 minutes
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by Garth Davis
Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Synopsis: Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, Lion is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family. This remarkable journey shows us how home transcends borders and family transcends blood.
Rarely does a film plotting the Internet amount to much more than a series of glowing screens. Lion, a fact-based story and auspicious feature debut by Garth Davis, makes for a captivating exception. -Toronto Star
If you have ever been a child, raised a child, lost a child or met a child–or a mother–this movie will wreck you. -A.O Scott
Lion is ultimately an excellent example of its type-a resonant true story told, not with manipulative cliches, but with refreshing confidence. -The Atlantic