Lion

Lion()

22nd March 2018
Garth Davis - 2016 120 mins
India/Australia
Language English

A five year old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later he sets out to find his lost family.

Score: 89.66%

Some members' comments:

An amazing story. Great casting/acting. Great authentic scenery. XXX for the background bird song. --- for the background music. Lovely film – very India. Pity the Tasmanian section dialogue was so quiet. So so good – even second time around. So well crafted in all aspects. Wonderful story, beautifully told and superbly acted. Superb film. Great finale. Tremendous. Excellent apart from the speaking in English (needed subtitles!). Very moving. Thoroughly enjoyable even on second viewing. I’m a blubbering wreck again! Fabulously done – luckily not too much dialogue as couldn’t hear the English dialogue. Pity about the speakers. Lost the thread several times. Good film, spoilt by inaudible dialogue at critical? times. Shame about the sound. Difficult to fully appreciate how events so dreadful could work to such a positive conclusion. A bit long though. Well told and sensitive. But lighting was poor and speaker system couldn’t cope. I could understand barely a word after Saroo reached Australia. Too much whispering,mostly drowned out by that string orchestra. Stragely unengaging. Why stay in that beautiful beach house in Australia with Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara when you can go back to that awful slum?

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