Exit Films director Garth Davis premieres debut feature film 'Lion' at the State Theatre in Sydney

Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 12.17.07 PM.jpgLast 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.

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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 its 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.

6 Comments

Can't wait said:

Genuinely excited to check this one out.

Joe said:

I agree with you @can't wait. Looking forward to seeing this.

Sean Cummins said:


Big Congratulations Garth!

Bring on the Oscar.

Sean

Talented Aussie's on the world stage said:

Can't wait to see this!

Very proud said:

And with Grieg Fraser as DoP too. I remember both of them starting out together at Exit. So good to see them working together at this level.

Abs said:

Awesome. Oscar buzz for sure :)

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