Australia/UK/USA 2016, 118 mins (dir. Garth Davis) starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham.
Based on the autobiographical book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, this film is a compelling and often moving account of how a young boy from a remote, impoverished Indian village gets lost whilst he and his older brother are stealing coal from trains in order to support their family. Exhausted, the boy falls asleep and ends up several days later in faraway Kolkata where, completely lost, he is taken to an orphanage and is eventually adopted by an idealistic and loving couple in Australia. After considerable difficulties, Saroo finally adapts to his new life and grows into a thoughtful young man. Finally, after decades, he decides to try and find his Indian home. Lion won two BAFTAs (Best Supporting Actor, Dev Patel, and Best Adapted Screenplay). The film was a great success at the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing Australian films ever.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Free drinks available. Film starts at 8pm.
The Highgate Film Society operates on a membership subscription basis and membership is open to all: you do not have to be a member of the HLSI in order to join.
Subscription films are shown in the Victoria Hall. Except where otherwise stated, doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Complimentary wine and juice are available before every performance and, for longer films, during an interval.
The subscription films in our 2019/20 season are listed below. The first film is free. Non-HFS members are also very welcome to attend any non-subscription events taking place during the season.
Two membership options are available and can be bought both through the office and on the door:
- Full Member: one subscription payment of £35 per person for all nine films Join Now
- Associate Member: one subscription payment of £15 per person which allows entry to any film for £5 Join Now
Guests: £8 per ticket. HFS Members only may buy guest tickets in advance from the office, either in person or by telephone payment. Guest tickets will not be available on the door.