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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Life of Pi by Ang Lee, 2012 (PG)

with Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire), Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Ayan Khan, Mohd Abbas Khaleeli, Vibish Sivakumar, Rafe Spall (Prometheus, One Day), Gérard Depardieu (Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatre)

Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (WON), Best Directing (WON), Best Film Editing, Best Original Score (WON), Best Original Song, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects (WON), Best Adapted Screenplay

Based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel, this coming-of-age tale recounts the adventures of Pi, an Indian boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with only some zoo animals for company.

So beautiful, intriguing, nature is an amazing thing we don't take enough time to admire. And Ang Lee take the time to show it it in its most unusual way. It doesn't mean the story is great, although the journey of the main character is worthy of Jules Verne. I have also been amazed by the use of special effects to enhance the beauty of nature, we are so use to have them try to bring fiction to film, here it is to make it even more real, more accurate than our eyes can see. The colors, the sounds, the motion, everything is spectacular. So as you may have already understood, I have been amazed. Then how important is a story like this one? Perhaps not at all, perhaps because it has no particular point, perhaps because it has no moral but the one of beauty in a world of a lot of shame. Perhaps then yes, this movie was important.

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