In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.
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THIS SCREENING IS PART OF A SPECIAL BFI WORLD SERIES so we are able to ask you to savour with us the scents and flavours of an authentic Indian feast cooked to sublime perfection by our esteemed and experienced chef, lately returned from the sub-continent. For your pleasure and delectation he will prepare Tandoori Chicken and a Vegetarian Curry with Dahl, Rice, Popadoms and Naan Bread, enhanced by an exotic range of pickles - aromatic, gentle or spicy - as you wish. Sweetmeats will follow.
The meal, limited to 50 places, must be ordered in advance (01568 615836). The meal is £5 and the film is also £5. The meal will be at 6pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. There will be a pay bar. A raffle will support the work of Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks.
To add to the atmosphere of the occasion, guests are invited to wear Indian dress if they wish.
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