of Pi is an American 3D adventurous drama film directed by Ann Lee, a Taiwanese-born
American film director. He wins the Academy Award for Best Director again for
this film. He first won this awards for Brokeback Mountain and his another
famous film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won the Academy Award for Best
Foreign Language Film.
of Pi is adapted from a famous novel in the same name, written by Yann Martel. The
storyline revolves around a 17-year old boy, Piscine Molitor'Pi' Patel’s
adventurous journey on Pacific Ocean. He survives a shipwreck in which his
family dies, and is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard
Parker. When Pi’s family move to Canada, the cargo ship sunk in the midway and
his families died in the accident. In the first three days on the life boat,
the surviving hyena killed the zebra and the orangutan, and then Richard Parker
killed the hyena. Then, the story between Pi and the tiger began. Finally, Pi
was rescued but Richard Parker leaved.
argue greatly heat about the ending of the film, and everyone wants to the truly
ending but Ann Lee doesn’t give a clear answer but says he leaves the ending to
audiences. Life of Pi became a critical and commercial success, earning over 583
million dollars worldwide. At the 85th Academy Awards, it wins four awards from
eleven nominations, including Best Director.