MEDIA RELEASES

LION RECEIVES A STUNNING SIX OSCAR NOMINATIONS

February 2017

Lion is set to become one of the most acclaimed Australian films of all time receiving six Academy Award nominations overnight, including for Best Picture.

Nicole Kidman was nominated for for best supporting actress, Dev Patel for supporting actor, Luke Davies for adapted screenplay, Greig Fraser for cinematography and Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann for original score.

The news follows Lion’s record-breaking opening weekend in Australia.  The $5 million weekend box office was the largest opening ever for an Australian independent film. Lion remains at number one on the Australian box office charts.

The film was adapted from the incredible true story “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley.

DIRECTOR GARTH DAVIS WILL BE SPECIAL GUEST AT Q&A SCREENINGS OF THE EXTENDED VERSION OF LION

29 March 2017

With Lion continuing its incredibly successful run in Australian cinemas, Transmission Films today announced that a special extended edition of the film will be screened in Australian cinemas on Monday 10 April. This new edition of Lion will feature 8 minutes of previously unseen bonus material, selected by director Garth Davis.

‘To see Lion embraced so passionately here at home, is not only thrilling, but a testament to the compassion and heart the Australian people hold. To extend our thanks for this tremendous support, we wanted to share an extended cut of Lion, which has an extra 8 minutes of material, including some additional scenes. I am so looking forward to sharing this magic with you at the upcoming screenings.’  Garth Davis said.

Garth Davis will present the Extended Edition of the film at screenings in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Lion was released by Transmission on 19 January 2017 and is now the 5th most successful Australian film of all time at the local box office. Lion is directed by Garth Davis from a screenplay by Luke Davies and it stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar. See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech) produced the film in association with Aquarius Films and Sunstar Entertainment. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder are producers with Andrew Fraser, Shahen Mekertichian and Daniel Levin executive producing.

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WHERE TO VIEW LION THE MOVIE

Streaming Now On

BigPond Movies in Australia

Netflix in the US

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