Win tickets to the acclaimed new Australian film starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham!

In Lion, five-year-old Saroo finds himself alone and travelling on the wrong train away from his home in northern India.

Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, dodging all sorts of terrors in the process.

Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he buries his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his secret yearnings.

With just a small store of memories, and the help of some newly-developed satellite-imaging technology, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.


Adapted from the incredible true story A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, Lion is in cinemas from Thursday 19 January.

Thanks to Transmission Films, we’ve got 25 in-season double passes to Lion to give away — enter now for your chance to win!

HOW TO ENTER: Enter via the form below. *Entrants agree to receive future promotional offers from Bmag. This prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be transferred. Competition closes 9am, Tuesday 17 January. UPDATE: This competition has closed. Congratulations to our winners — Alison Webb, Natasha Johnson, Laura Bode, Serene Lim, Kathleen Parker, Gary Allen, Kerry Necker, Alan Pradella, Deirdre Rivers, Irene Ozluer, Patricia Sandmann, Jessica Williams, Leonie Brown, Karen Williams, John Phillips, Cecily Brack, Connie Riga, Kerry Tynan, Sarah Martin, Jenny Short, Tracy Holden, Robert Mann, Crystal Sheehan, Kristie Rickman and Philippa Ryan!