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LION

Movie: Lion
Director: Garth Davis
Writer: Saroo Brierley, adapted from his book A Long Way Home, with screenplay by Luke Davies
Cast: Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Awards: Nominated for 4 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Score, BAFTA Film award Nominee for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Original Music.

This is a magnificent film. This viewer could not take her eyes off the screen. Powerful performances by all of the major actors are an important piece of its success. It seems much credit must go to the director of this film because every aspect seems to add to the totally immersing experience of viewing this man’s story – lost as a child in the vastness of place and people in India and eventually making his way to Australia where he is adopted into a loving family. Later with the help of Google Earth, he retraces his experiences as a five year old and finds his childhood home.

An exciting tale, well-told, this film will make its way into your heart. It has stayed with me. I hold it tight.

Highly recommended!