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Exit Films' Garth Davis Premieres Debut Feature 'Lion' at Sydney's State Theatre

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Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman the film is based on Saroo Brierley’s incredible true story

Exit Films' Garth Davis Premieres Debut Feature 'Lion' at Sydney's State Theatre

Last night, Sydney’s State Theatre saw the Australian premier of ‘Lion’, the powerful and moving debut feature from Exit’s, Garth Davis.

Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman the film is based on Saroo Brierley’s incredible true story. As captured in his memoir, A Long Way Home, Lion follows 5-year-old Saroo, who is separated from his family in India. Adopted by an Australian couple, it takes 25 years for Saroo to reconnect with his birth family through the magic of Google Earth.

Produced by See Saw and Aquarius Films, ‘Lion’ has been the most awarded film on the festival circuit this year, nominated for four Golden Globes, the Critics Choice and SAG awards, along with winning more audience awards than any other film.

Lion had it’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016, was released in the United States on November 25, and is set for release in Australia January 19th and the UK January 20th by The Weinstein Company.

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Exit Films director Garth Davis premieres debut feature 'Lion' at Sydney's State Theatre.
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Exit Films, Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:01:03 GMT