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Lion overtakes The Great Gatsby to become one of the most successful Australian films

Following the release of Lion in Australian Cinemas, water coolers, cafes and city streets across the country have been consumed by conversations centred around a young orphan’s ‘needle in a haystack’ expedition to find his family in India. This heart-warming re-telling of a remarkable true story has rendered many cinema-goers a sobbing mess (tissue sales are expected to sky rocket).

Director Garth Davis’ adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s memoir A Long Way Home has been roaring loudly since its release at the Toronto International Festival last year and has achieved a staggering six Oscar nominations this year. The film has been nominated for Best Picture, with Dev Patel nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Nicole Kidman receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The jury is out as to what accolades marshalls+dent+wilmoth Lawyers will receive for providing production legals on the film. However, we would be lion if we didn’t admit to taking great pride in the success of every project of which we are a part.

Lion has since won two awards at The British Academy Awards (
Best Actor in a Supporting Role—Dev Patel, and Best Adapted Screen Play—Luke Davies)

The oscar-nominated film has taken $27,736,300 at the Australian box office since its release, overtaking Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013) and Moulin Rouge (2001).


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