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 .