Lion

Rated:
PG-13 (for thematic material and some sensuality)
Running time:
120 minutes
Synopsis:

Five year old Saroo 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.

Release date:
November 25, 2016
Website:
http://lionmovie.com/
Quick review:
Australian TV director Garth Davis (“Top of the Lake”) makes his feature debut with this heart-breaking, if sometimes maudlin, true story told in two parts. In the first, a 5-year-old boy in India becomes separated from his impoverished family and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). In the second part, the boy has grown up to be a young man (Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire”) who goes back in search of his lost family.
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