Photo Coverage: Nicole Kidman & More at TIFF: LION Red Carpet Premiere

Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Saroo Brierley, who was adopted by an Australian couple after being separated from his family in India at the age of five, and then located his original home using Google Earth 25 years later. Below, check out photos of the cast at the Toronto International Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere!

From the production team that brought us The King's Speech comes Lion: the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his 25-year odyssey.

Precocious five-year-old Saroo Khan is always up for an adventure. Eager to help his older brother Guddu with any odd job that will provide their family with much-needed money, Saroo follows Guddu everywhere he goes. One night the two boys are separated on a train platform in their native Madhya Pradesh, and Saroo winds up nearly a thousand miles away in Calcutta.

Homeless in a strange city where he doesn't speak the language, Saroo gets by on his street smarts until he is taken in by a government orphanage. When an Australian couple adopts him, he is taken to live with them in Hobart, Tasmania. It's not until Saroo leaves that island as a young Australian man that he begins to wonder what became of his first home and THE FAMILY he so adored. Ingeniously using satellite images from Google Earth, he finds a lead to follow up on. But the search for Saroo's past threatens to overwhelm his present, and he finds himself further adrift than he ever imagined possible.

Adapting Brierley's own book, A Long Way Home, screenwriter Luke Davies and first-time director Garth Davis infuse the story with quiet heartbreak. Newcomer Sunny Pawar lights up the screen as the young boy, and Dev Patel delivers a deeply affecting performance as the adult Saroo. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara (also at the Festival in Una and The Secret Scripture) and Tannishtha Chatterjee round out Lion's all-star international cast, while Greig Fraser's arresting photography conveys the overwhelming chaos and beauty of Saroo's two worlds. This remarkable journey shows us how home transcends borders and family transcends blood.


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Garth Davis


Priyanka Bose


Rooney Mara


Priyanka Bose


Priyanka Bose


Priyanka Bose


Pallavi Sharda


Pallavi Sharda


Priyanka Bose


Priyanka Bose


Priyanka Bose, Dirzan Ladwa and Pallavi Sharda


Priyanka Bose, Dirzan Ladwa and Pallavi Sharda


Pallavi Sharda


Pallavi Sharda


Composers Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann


Volker Bertelmann


Dustin O'Halloran


Composers Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann


Composers Dustin O'Halloran (R) and Cassandra Jensen


Garth Davis


Garth Davis


David Wenham


David Wenham


Rooney Mara


Rooney Mara


Rooney Mara


Rooney Mara


Rooney Mara


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman


Dev Patel


Dev Patel


Dev Patel


Rooney Mara, Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and director Garth Davis


Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara


Nicole Kidman


Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman


Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman



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