UPDATE, February 8, 2017 – I saw Lion yesterday. It is a beautiful, moving, and important film — particularly impressive in the way it covers the psychological trauma of lost children.
I’m eager to see Lion starring Dev Patel. The film is awarded a top rating (4.5 stars) by CineMuseFilms, which considers the “social, cultural and political landscape” of a film. Given the current refugee/immigrant uproar we have on our hands, it’s an opportune time to affirm interest in people from other lands.
If you’ve already seen “Lion,” what did you think?
Lion (2016) Review | CineMuseFilms
“If film-art is the pursuit of visual pleasure, powerful storytelling and high emotional impact, then Lion (2016) is the year’s high-water mark for Australian productions. Based on the book A Long Way Home (2014), this adaptation is a richly textured essay on the primal human need for belonging that will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered who they are… An immensely satisfying cinematic experience: visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind.” ~ Richard Alaba, CineMuseFilms
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Lion Movie Trailer
Lion (2016) Film Synopsis
“In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.” ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi, Fandango