With LIFE OF PI, director Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Tiger and Dragon”) has created a revolutionary film about a young man who survives a maritime disaster and he is forced to embark on an epic journey full of adventures and discoveries.
After the sinking of transatlantic teenage son of a zoo director, Pi Patel, drifts into a lifeboat along with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra and a huge Bengal tiger hungry …. The kid uses his encyclopedic knowledge regarding animal behavior to keep out the tiger Richard Parker, building a turbulent and fraught relationship during long months of travel on the ocean waves.
The film LIFE OF PI, screening of a book that has sold millions of copies and spent years on the bestseller charts, going on three continents and two oceans, over a period of many years, in a vast universe imagination. Lee’s vision, coupled with stunning 3D images, has turned a novel that was long considered impossible to screen in an epic narrative merge daring and profound themes that provoking.