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Main Auditorium 2000 - Saturday 13 May 2017, 14:15

Based on the memoir 'A Long Way Home' by Saroo Brierley, this is a heart-warming tale of love beyond boundaries and the incandescent pull of home.

Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar - this tiny, self-possessed performer is electric, using his expressive eyes to convey emotions that are unmistakable but still restrained) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later (now played by Dev Patel), armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Also stars Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham.
Australia 2016 Garth Davis 120m

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