A five-year old Indian boy named Saroo accidentally gets on a train and winds up alone in Calcutta, a far-off metropolis whose citizens speak a totally different language. Flash forward a bit, and Saroo (Dev Patel) has been adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). He’s got a girlfriend (Rooney Mara), but once he discovers Google Earth he decides to retrace his steps. Based on the real Saroo’s memoir, this weepy parental melodrama was directed by Garth Davis, whose previous credits include co-directing Jane Campion’s great BBC series Top of The Lake.
Lion is currently playing at Showcase Cinemas Warwick (1200 Quaker Lane) and Cinemaworld Lincoln (622 George Washington Highway).