Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. With a stunning lead performance by Dev Patel as the adult Saroo, and a top-flight ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham, LION is a must-see film this year, made all the more memorable because it is based on an incredible true story.
Garth Davis' work has been recognized with major awards around the world. He won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, received a Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials and, in 2013, was Emmy®-nominated for TOP OF THE LAKE, a series he co-directed with Jane Campion. LION is his debut feature.