Winner of the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel)
Winner of the 2017 AACTA Award for Best Direction (Garth Davis), Award for Best Lead Actor (Sunny Pawar), Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Award for Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies), Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best Editing (Alexandre de Franceschi), Best Sound (Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro), Best Original Music Score (Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran), Best Production Design (Chris Kennedy) and Best Costume Design (Cappi Ireland)
Based on an incredible true story
Lion follows Saroo, an Indian boy who becomes separated from his family and ends up halfway around the world. His adopted parents (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) welcome him with open arms, and Saroo starts to settle into Australian life. While Saroo appears to fit in at his uni course, he can't ignore the desire to find his birth family.
But the place Saroo's family lived in doesn't seem to exist. Tensions start to simmer within his family, and the pressure to find his mother reaches breaking point.
Is Saroo chasing the impossible, or edging closer to finding the truth?
"The beginning is harrowing and the end is heartbreaking." - Christy Lemire, What the Flick?!
"Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Lion is a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity, and its tonally disparate halves. A smartly understated approach to Brierley's story holds it all together." - Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"Its themes are universal. Everyone has a home, and everyone feels connected to it, no matter how far they travel." - Adam Graham, Detroit News
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Classification: PG (Mild themes)
, English Captions Descriptive Subtitles For The Hearing Imparied
Number of Discs: 2
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 3rd May 2017
Running Time: 113.0 mins