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Lion

by Garth Davis Special Screenings

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Years later, Saroo is living a privileged life. His path took him from the streets of Calcutta to an orphanage where he was adopted by the loving and prosperous couple Sue and John Brierley, who took him back to Australia. For twenty years Saroo tried to forget his past, but the urge to pick up the story of his childhood in India remains stronger. However, how does one find the proverbial needle in a haystack? Using his faded memories and the benefits of the Internet, Saroo sets off on an adventurous journey into his own past … ZFF re-screens it's 2016 opener on the occasion of Dev Patel’s visit, who received an Oscar-nomination for his role as Saroo.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Australia, UK, USA, 2016
  • Runtime: 129 Min
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Garth Davis
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
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  • Screenplay: Luke Davies
  • Cinematography: Greig Fraser
  • Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi
  • Sound: Robert Mackenzie
  • Music: Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka
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  • Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
  • Executive Producers: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David C. Glasser, Andrew Fraser, Shahen Mekertichian, Daniel Levin
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  • Production Companies: See-Saw Films, Sunstar Entertainment, Aquarius Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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