"Lion" is an acclaimed film which received a number of Oscar and BAFTA nominations for the cast and film makers, with Dev Patel going on to win the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2017. Based on a true story, adoption is front and center, and explored sensitively and without cliché.
The audience is transported to rural India during the film's opening thirty minutes using breathtaking cinematography before trying to settle us into the main character, Saroo’s, adopted country of Australia. Flashbacks to his early Indian childhood adventures are interwoven into a frantic present day search for adult adoptee Saroo, and provide the tension required to reflect the trauma and conflicts inherent in a root tracing journey.
The Daily Telegraph observes that “Lion” is “Inescapably moving without going overboard. A story with this much built in emotion doesn’t need milking” .
With a strong cast, The Guardian declares that well known actress, Nicole Kidman "delivers some of her finest work of her career as Sue, mother of Saroo, and his adoptive brother, Mantos". She captures the essence of torment experienced by an adoptive Mother as an ‘onlooker ’ as her much loved son is consumed and obsessed by his search.
This film is PG-13 and runs for 118 minutes.
Join your fellow members of the adoption community for an evening of film, pizza and socializing. The perfect start to your weekend!
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