WHO’S IN IT?
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (Carol), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Sunny Pawar (film debut), Abhishek Bharate (film debut), Divian Ladwa (8 Minutes Idle), Priyanka Bose (Sold), Deepti Naval (Memories in March), Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane), Nawazuddin Siddiqui (The Lunchbox)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Garth Davis (Top of the Lake), director; Luke Davies (Life), writer; Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Angie Fielder (Wish You Were Here) and Emile Sherman (Shame), producers; Volker Bertelmann (Futuro Beach) and Dustin O’Halloran (Now Is Good), composer; Greig Fraser (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), cinematographer; Alexandre de Franceschi (Bright Star), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young Indian boy Saroo (Pawar) accidentally ends up on a train thousands of miles from home, and becomes lost with no way of getting back home. He is later adopted by an Australian couple (Kidman and Wenham) and raised over in their native country. Years later, an adult Saroo (Patel) begins to search for his lost family, which turns out to be as simple as finding it on Google Earth…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Lion tells the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley who, years after being separated from them as a child, managed to be reunited with them after a search on Google Earth.