Life of Pi
Academy Award Winning Director Ang Lee brings Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel to the screen to dazzling effect.
Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is the son of a zoo keeper who lives in Pondicherry, India. His family decide to move to Canada on account of financial hardship and so hitch a ride upon a freighter with rare and valuable animals in tow. On its travels their boat encounters a severe storm and Pi is left shipwrecked; alone on a lifeboat with an orangutan, hyena, wounded zebra and Bengal tiger – all fighting for survival.
Wondrous childhood adventure; symbolic ode to spirituality; allegorical study of story-telling, Ang Lee orchestrates Life of Pi into a cohesive movie-going experience that has something for audiences of all ages; not least its stunning presentation, with visual effects that will boggle the mind.