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6/12/2012: ANG LEE PRESENTS LIFE OF PI AT POPCORN TAXI

Ang Lee will be present in person for a Q&A after the screening of his latest film, Life of Pi, on Tuesday, December 18, 7pm at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction.

Based on the best selling book by Yann Martel, the adaptation is by David Magee. Growing up in Pondicherry, ‘French’ India during the 1970s, Piscine, known to all as Pi (at 17 years of age is played by Suraj Sharma; the contemporary character is played by Irrfan Khan; and as a youngster in the film’s early scenes, by Ayush Tandon), has a rich life. His father (Adil Hussain) owns a zoo, and Pi spends his days among tigers, zebras, hippos, and other creatures. But after Pi attempts to befriend a Bengal tiger, named Richard Parker, the young boy learns a harsh lesson from his father about the relationship between human and beast. As circumstances worsen for them, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a Japanese cargo ship, where they encounter a sadistic French chef (Gérard Depardieu). Soon, Pi finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and Richard Parker after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.



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