Who’s in it? Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
Who’s directing it? Garth Davis (Top of the Lake)
Why do I care? The true story of Indian-born Saroo Brierley is heart-wrenching stuff: he got on the wrong train as a five year old, lived rough on the streets of Kolkota, was adopted by a Tasmanian couple, and grew up obsessed with finding his birth family back in India. If all that doesn’t make you cry, maybe Kidman’s horrible ’80s haircut will.
See this if you liked: Slumdog Millionaire
Time Out tagline: “He got on the express train straight into your heart.” Opens Jan 19.