Chorleywood Film Club’s 2017/2018 season gets off to a roaring start with Lion – a powerful true story drama starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.
A 5yr old Indian boy gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles away from home. Frightened, he ends up living on the streets of Calcutta – escaping terrors in the process. Ultimately the boy is adopted by a caring Australian couple and grows up in Hobart.
Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, the boy suppresses his past and his emotional need for reunification with his family. But years later, he returns to his first home and embarks on on a needle-in-a-haystack quest.
Directed by Garth Davis, David Wenham, Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar also star in this BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated film.
Lion (Cert PG ; 118 mins) Fri 15 Sept, Memorial Hall. Doors 7.30pm, Programme 8pm. Tickets £6 in advance from CW Bookshop, at www.cwfilmclub.org or on door if available