Lion

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An emotionally powerful story of an Indian boy called Saroo, separated from his family and home, adopted to Australian parents and 25 years later searching for home.

This film has many great things in its favour and is really worth a watch. The cinematography and score are fantastic, both beautiful and heart wrenching. The lead role of Saroo is played perfectly by Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel as a boy and man respectively. The story itself takes in the perils of the streets of Calcutta for homeless children, family and identity.

And for those of you who read my reviews this far I’m not ashamed to say that I don’t think I managed more than 10 minutes at a time without crying!

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