Thursday, 10 May, 1:30pm
BAFTA Best supporting actor: Dev Patel
There was a time when a picture like Lion would have easily won Best Picture. Beautifully shot and lovingly told, this is a grand epic that spans continents and decades.
…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
…is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.
Roger Roeper, Chicago Sun Times
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
USA 2016, 118 min, rated PG (parental guidance for younger viewers)
Directed by Garth Davis
Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara & Sunny Pawar
Based on the book A Long Way Home by Garth Davis