Life of Pi or how to survive a tiger, a shipwreck and yourself?
The movie Life of Pi is a journey to the heart, a fabulous journey of initiation, based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name and a firm candidate for Oscars 2013.
Review by Isabel del Rio.
Life of Pi is a 2012 American adventure drama movie directed by Ang Lee and it is based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee. Visual effects are by Rhythm & Hues Studios and it is starring by Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Suraj Sharma, and Adil Hussain. Fantastic team!
There are few film directors so unclassifiable as Ang Lee, always making a different movie. He has already directed Brokeback Mountain, Hulk, Tiger and Dragon, or Sense and Sensibility. No relation among them, no relation with Life of Pi.
Technically, Ang Lee is a master and Life of Pi is his first 3D movie with more than a amazing photography. A surprising movie that deserves success and rewards.
Pi is Pi Patel, a young boy who has to emigrate by economic reasons from India to North America. His family has a circus with very many animals. They travel on a Japanese ship with their animals on board: a kind of Noe’s Ark.
However, Pi’s Ark will be wrecked soon and Pi will have to survive in a little boat accompanied by a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a tiger.
Symbolic and poetic, I love Life of Pi.
On 28 September 2012, Life of Pi had its worldwide premiere at the opening film of the 50th New York Film Festival in both Walter Reade Theater and Alice Tully Hall. The critics were absolutely positive and the box office is being spectacular: the movie has earned about $49 million and during its opening on the extended Thanksgiving weekend, it grossed an estimated $30 million in Canada and the United States.