Lion: Film Guide
International Day of Families, 15 May
A film guide that looks at Lion (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Thu 27 Feb 2020
09:45 - 12:20
The Savoy Cinema,
105 Heaton Moor Rd,
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of Lion as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.
WHEN: Thursday 27 February, 9.45am -12.20pm (the event will start promptly at 10.00am)
WHERE: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Stockport SK4 4HY.
Certificate: PG - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 11+.
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When a young Indian boy called Saroo ends up trapped on an empty train he is transported thousands of miles away from his home. Surviving the streets of Calcutta he is eventually adopted by a couple in Australia. Opening with the little boy’s alarming journey across India as he is swept away from his family and into the frantic melee of a strange city, the film then transitions to Saroo 25 years later as a University student. Inspired by the introduction of Google Earth he becomes desperate to retrace his steps and find the family he left behind. Through heart-breaking peformances by the actor playing young Saroo, Dev Patel as adult Saroo and Nicole Kidman as his agonized Australian mother, the film provokes important questions around identity, cultural heritage and the ethics of adoption.
Scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat.
Bengali / English / Hindi