United Kingdom: January 20 2017
United States: November 25 2016
Ranking: 765 out of 16,529 movies (up 116)
7.7 by 23 users
8.0 by Movie'n'co
7.7 by 5 media
Academy Awards (Oscars)
The trip that Saroo Brierley starts for find his birth family es absolutely real. That story was narrated in his book, "A long way home", where he describes his experience.
The Saroo's story was so incredible that there was a war of bids to get the rights about the story and the original book.
The director, Garth Davis, got very involved with the Saroo's story, y he want to respect as much as posible the real facts. Thereupon, they were faithful even in the locations; they travelled to India and visited Kolkota (Calcutta) and the originary Saroo's town. His birth family visited the set in many times, and there was where his biological mother and his adoptive mother met each other. Futhermore, the director says that shooting in Kolkata (Calcutta) was not an easy task because of the amount of people and pollution, but the story required shooting at key points like the central station or the Hugli River, a tributary of the Ganges, where the production department had to ferry the whole team through the narrow canals of the flower market.