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The Festival du nouveau cinéma  is pleased to present a special advance showing of Life of Pi  by director Ang Lee, following its acclaimed world premiere last week at the 50th  New York Film Festival.

Based on Yann Martel ’s bestselling novel, the film will be presented in 3D on Saturday, October 20, at 3 p.m. at the Scotia Bank Theater. Quebec-born author, Yann Martel  will attend the screening. With Life of Pi, Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) has created a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.

While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger. Starring Suraj Sharma  in his first big-screen role, Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire), famed Indian actress Tabu, Rafe Spall (Prometheus) and legendary actor Gérard Depardieu, the film takes place across three continents, two oceans, many years, and a wide universe of imagination. Lee’s vision, coupled with stunning 3D visuals, has turned a novel long thought un-filmable into a thrillingly audacious mix of grand storytelling and powerful and provocative themes.

Life of Pi is distributed by 20th  Century Fox and will be released in North America on November 21st .