DEV PATEL, winner for Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role – BAFTA 2017
In LION, 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 the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.
Official website: http://lionmovie.com/
Due to popular demand we have added an extra Parent and Baby Screening on Tuesday 28 February at 10:15 am
About Parent & Baby Screenings
Every Wednesday at 11.30am we screen our main title films exclusively for parents/guardians/carers with babies up to one year old ('We are sorry that children over 1 year cannot be admitted.) Only the adults attending pay for their ticket which is just £6.50. Your baby will get their own seat, and you can bring in a carry cot or car seat.