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LION

by Garth Davis

synopsis

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Suddenly the boy finds himself alone in the buzzing city of Calcutta. Years later, Saroo is living a privileged life. His path took him from the streets of Calcutta to an orphanage where he was adopted by the loving and prosperous couple Sue and John Brierley, who took him back to Australia. For twenty years Saroo tried to forget his past, but the urge to pick up the story of his childhood in India remains stronger. However, how does one find the proverbial needle in a haystack? Using his faded memories and the benefits of the Internet, Saroo sets of on an adventurous journey into his own past.

international title: Lion
original title: Lion
country: Australia, United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: The Weinstein Company (US)
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Garth Davis
film run: 129'
release date: PL 25/11/2016, PT 8/12/2016, IT 22/12/2016, SE 25/12/2016, HR 29/12/2016, HU 26/01/2017, ES 10/02/2017, FR 15/02/2017, DE 16/02/2017
screenplay: Luke Davies
cast: David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara
cinematography by: Greig Fraser
film editing: Alexandre De Franceschi
music: Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka
producer: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
production: See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films [AU], Screen Australia [AU] , Sunstar Entertainment [AU], The Weinstein Company [US]
distributor: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Société Nouvelle de Distribution - SND

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main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2016 
Zurich Film Festival 2016 
BFI London Film Festival 2016 
Austin Film Festival 2016 
Rome International Film festival 2016 
Arras Film Festival 206 
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