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Lion

The BAFTA-winning true story that captured the hearts of the nation
Mon, Apr 16th | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: The Dixie Grammar School - Sattion Rd, Market Bosworth

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A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.Lion_550.jpg


Storyline:
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories and his unwavering determination, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

Director: Garth Davis
Writers: Saroo Brierley (adapted from the book "A Long Way Home" by  Luke Davies)
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Cert:   PG-13                  Released: 2016              Genre: Biography, Drama      Running time: 2 hours

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