Corrie Film Club – Lion

The film showing in Corrie hall on Sunday 12th August at 8pm is Lion (Australia. 2017. Director Garth Davis. Cert. PG. 1 hour 58mins)

The true story of a five year old, Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and family. Accompanying his older brother to work on a station one night, Saroo falls asleep on a bench. When he wakes, he’s alone. His search for his brother leads him on to an empty train, where he dozes off again. But the train is decommissioned and Saroo wakes again to find himself stuck in a carriage on a speeding train that takes him 1,600km from home, to Kolkata. 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. A bulked-up Dev Patel deploys star-making charisma in the role of Saroo as an adult, shaped more by his loving adoptive family and an outdoorsy Tasmanian childhood than by his early trauma. And Nicole Kidman delivers some of the finest work of her career as Sue, mother to Saroo and his adoptive brother, Mantosh.