Following Lion’s well-received Toronto world premiere, executive producer and Us distributor Harvey Weinstein, producer Iain Canning and director Garth Davis discussed the film’s journey ahead of the film’s European premiere at the Zurich Film Festival.
Weinstein told a press conference that he felt a personal connection to the material when he first read the script:
“I was moved by the piece. Twelve years ago I started seeing Georgina [Chapman, now his wife]. She’s involved in fashion, and her inspiration has always been India. Her family had lived there and we named our now 6-year-old daughter India, and Georgina started a school in Delhi to take kids off the street, the Rose Home Shelter. This story was very appealing because of these kids and what happens to them, for me on a personal note,” the executive