Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfran Khan, Rafe Spall
Directed by: Lee Ang
Why watch: Lee Ang does 3D!
The low-down: Based on Yann Martel’s 2001 Booker Prize-winning novel, it’s about an Indian boy (newcomer Suraj Sharma) who survives a shipwreck and is stuck on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orang utan, a hyena and a 215kg Bengal tiger. Oh well, at least he isn’t alone.
The buzz: Yes, 3D movies are far from novel these days, but when a visionary film-maker like Lee Ang has a go at the immersive medium (better late than never, right?), you can’t help but wonder what new things he can bring to the table. In fact, 3D is the only way to film this ‘unfilmmable’ book, he says. "If I had another dimension, maybe it’ll work," says Lee, who took over the project from M Night Shyamalan and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie). Besides working with cutting-edge 3D equipment, Lee also has to deal with water, children and animals (both real and rigged). "Everything you should avoid in the movie business," quips Lee, who turns 58 this week. But all the trouble is worth it. Despite mixed reviews, Life of Pi has been generating Oscar buzz since its premiere at the recent New York Film Festival. "A gorgeous and accomplished rendering of the massive best-seller," raves Hollywood Reporter, while The Guardian says it’s slow-moving in parts. Either way, we are stoked to catch this Tiger show.
Opens: Nov 29
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