Lion 2016 is a biographical film directed by Garth Davis in his feature debut and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Butt-rose. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wen ham and Nicole Kid-man.The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016, was given a limited release on November 25, 2016, by the Einstein Company before opening generally on January 6, 2017.
It was released in Australia on January 19, 2017 and in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2017. It received generally positive reviews, and has grossed $103 million worldwide. It received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor Patel, Best Supporting Actress Kid man and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also received five nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor Patel and Best Adapted Screenplay.In 1986, Saroo, a five year old, lives with his elder brother Guddu, his mother and his younger sister in Khandwa, India.
Guddu and Saroo steal coal from freight trains to trade for milk and food. One day Saroo follows his brother to a job and they arrive at a nearby train station, where Saroo decides to stay back and take a nap. Guddu tries to wake him up, but Saroo is too tired. When Guddu does not return, Saroo searches for him and boards a train presuming Guddu is aboard. Principal photography on the film began in January 2015 in Kolkata, India. In mid-April, filming moved to Australia, in Melbourne and then to to several locations in Tasmania, including Hobart. Kid-man filmed her scenes in Australia.The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016.It served as the opening night film at the Zurich Film Festival on September 22, 2016.
|Directed by:-||Garth Davis|
|Produced by:-||Iain Canning|
|Edited by:-||Alexandre de Franceschi|
|Running time:-||118 minutes|