Lion (PG)

The film that has re-written all the records and thrust debut director Garth Davis into the spotlight with global box office receipts making this film both a standout critically and commercially. As Leigh Paatsch writes, It has been way too long since Australian cinema found a true story the world needed to hear, and then made a movie the world wanted tosee. This is the enduring triumph achieved by Lion, the fascinating tale of a lost orphan, his near-impossible quest to find his family, and the ingenious method he used to search for them. Only when he has an epiphany does he realise not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. Nominated for six Oscars and winning two BAFTA Awards the film is a feel-good crowd-pleaser bringing tough guys to teary hugs.

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