In 2012 incredible news made headlines around the world. A young man, Saroo, who got lost in India at the age of five and grew up with adopted parents in Australia, found his birth family 25 years later using Google Earth. This film shows a man’s chequered life, based on this modern fairy-tale-like true story.
Matching vague memories of 20 years ago with images on Google Earth, Saroo keeps searching for his origins. Through his roots seeking journey, several facts such as the unusual life experience he went through, his vitality and ingenuity of surviving against many dangers in an Indian slum, and his real life surrounded by deep love unfold.
What will he get at the end of the long-time searching? It is an amazing moving story about a man who works miracles.
Cast & Staff
[director of photography]
Alexandre de Franceschi
Garth Davis received Emmy Award and BAFTA Award nominations for the series Top of the Lake (2013), co-directed by him and Jane Campion. Also for his advertising work, he won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and many other prizes.