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#screensparks: garth davis debut feature ‘lion’ opens in limited release

The debut feature Lion from Australian director Garth Davis opens in New York and Los Angeles this week.

Davis is a well-known TV and commercials director, including helming several episodes of Top of The Lake, where he was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy.

Lion, which stars Dev Patel and Rooney Mara alongside Australian acting greats Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, is about a man who returns to his native India to find his long lost family after being adopted as a child by an Australian couple.

The film has become a somewhat of an audience favorite this season, winning major prizes including at Chicago, Denver and Heartland film festivals.

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