Lion (2016 Film)

How Loss Is Presented in Garth Davis' Lion and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo 12th Grade

Since its release Steven Galloway’s novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo in 2008, has won numerous awards including, nomination for the International Dublin Literary Award and winning the George Ryga award for Social Awareness in Literature. Since the release of Garth Davis’ Lion, it has also won numerous awards including, AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and AACTA Award for Best Cinematography. Although these two texts are vastly different in their settings and experiences, key characters are exposed to; they both promote how people deal with loss. Many of the reviews for Lion were positive, however there were a few negative ones about the film. One comment stated, ‘drawn out predictable painful bore, complete with continual whining violin background music.’ (Rotten Tomatoes). This review was quite harsh in contrast to others, such as, ‘This movie is so well done! An amazing journey! Such a great film. And the Director and the cast were superb. Bravo! Lion! Bravo! Great Story.’ (User Reviews). The Cellist of Sarajevo has limited negative reviews, however there are many positive reviews, ‘This is a one of a kind piece of work, it is poetic in its structure and tempo. It is both graceful and tense. It paints a picture of a city...

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