Based on a true story, “Lion” tells the story of five-year-old Indian child Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him 1500 miles across India, away from home and family. Somehow he survives living on the streets of Calcutta, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.
Twenty-five years later, a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning, and 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, and embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.
Starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, “Lion” is an undeniably uplifting story, and a really remarkable heartfelt film. The venue , as usual, is the Village Hall 7.00 for 7.30pm. Licenced bar, cool ices, posh pop, filter coffee. Not so new but still comfy chairs!
Tickets £4.50 from 01263 860257, from Parkers Garage, or on the door (subject to availability). To download the poster – click here.