France/Germany, 2018, 98 min, Digital, Dir. Gilles de Maistre, Rated PG, Leda Films
“The craft and care it took to capture a portrait of a headstrong young girl and her unconventional friendship with a white lion is astounding…this sweetly sentimental feature will assuredly connect with animal lovers.” – Courtney Howard, Variety
Shot over the course of three years, Mia and the White Lion centers on a willful young girl named Mia whose life is turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub. As Charlie grows to full size, Mia uncovers an upsetting secret that puts Charlie in danger so the two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom. This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
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