form y Lion single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of A Long Way Home Saroo Brierley 2013 single work autobiography
Lion Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016
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'A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 later, he sets out to find his lost family.' (Production summary)

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Works about this Work

Saroo Brierley, the Inspiration for the Film Lion : 'My Mother Saw My Face After 25 Years' Rory Carroll , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 25 February 2017;
'When he was five, he fell asleep on a train and ended up 1,000 miles from home. His journey from Indian street-child to adopted Australian is now the subject of an Oscar-tipped film. Here he and his biological mother talk about their reunion.'
Oscars 2017 : Tanna and Lion Bring Heart to Hollywood in Landmark Year for Australian Film Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 24 February 2017;
'This year, for the first time in history, two Australian films have been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards: Lion and Hacksaw Ridge. Tanna can be considered a third, if you include best foreign-language film in the mix.' (Introduction)
Lion Review – India's Wandering Star Wendy Ide , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 January 2017;
'The true story of Saroo Brierley, lost as a child and reunited with his family 25 years later, is told in Garth Davis’s affecting feature debut.'
Nicole Kidman on Lion and Adoption : 'It's about the Simplicity of Love' Decca Aitkenhead , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 January 2017;
'After her sublimely moving performance in her new film Lion, the actor explains through her tears why the role was a perfect fit for her – and how it led her to reflect on her own experience of adoption.'
Lion Is a Well-made Melodrama with a Rather Disturbing Message Ari Mattes , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 January 2016;
'Lion is a well-made film starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham. An Australian production written by Luke Davies (Candy) and adapted from Saroo Brierly’s memoir A Long Way Home (2013), it follows the remarkable true story of an Indian boy who, lost in Calcutta, is adopted by an Australian couple and grows up in Tasmania. 25 years later, he uses Google Earth to locate his home village and is reunited with his birth mother.'
Harvey Weinstein Gets Oscar Boost After Lion Screens at Toronto International Film Festival Brooks Barnes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 September 2016;

— Review of Lion Saroo Brierley Luke Davies 2016 single work film/TV

'A week ago, most Oscar prognosticators and strategists had effectively written off Harvey Weinstein as a player in this year's awards race.'

'His movie company, troubled by executive departures and box-office misfires, had neither the money nor the manpower needed to sustain an awards campaign, Hollywood conventional wisdom held. And Weinstein's primary contender this time around, Lion, an adoption drama set in India and based on an astonishing true story, was generating virtually no tastemaker buzz. ...'

Destiny’s Child Susan Chenery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 December 2016;

— Review of Lion Saroo Brierley Luke Davies 2016 single work film/TV
Kidman Backs First-Timers Garry Maddox , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 December 2014; (p. 30)
Saroo on Set to See Story Take Shape Emma Hope , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 31 January 2015; (p. 10)
'Hobart's Saroo Brierley is watching his life play out on camera in front of his eyes...'
Stars Sparkle as Filming Hits Hobart Emma Hope , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 14 April 2015; (p. 1)
'Hollywood has come to Hobart with filming of a block-buster movie in locations from the River Derwent to a Dunalley oyster shed...'
Stars Align for Saroo's Story Emma Hope , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 9 April 2015; (p. 1 and 4)

'Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara and Aussie star David Wenham will join Divian Ladwa, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in the film Lion, which starts shooting in Hobart next week...'

Nicole Sneaks Back For a Shoot Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 May 2015; (p. 26)

Awards

2017 shortlisted International Awards Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2017 shortlisted International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
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