6 Academy Award Nominations: Including Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay!
One of the many amazing things about LION, runner-up for the coveted People’s Choice award from amongst the 300 films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, is that it’s based on a true story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. But 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family, despite not knowing their names or location. With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. “A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time”—Variety. PG-13. 120 Min.