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Life of Pi

Premiering March 12 on Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) and online at RogersAnyplaceTV.com.

Director Ang Lee has turned a visionary book (by Canadian author Yann Martel) into a cinematic vision of sweeping beauty.

“Animals have souls,” 16-year-old Pi (Suraj Sharma) stubbornly informs his father, who runs a zoo in India. “I have seen it in their eyes.” His father then promptly forces his son to watch a tiger devour a tethered goat. That single scene encapsulates the powerful theme at the heart of this remarkable film: the inter-connection of all living things.

When Pi, his family and numerous zoo animals embark on a Japanese freighter in order to emigrate to Canada, a ferocious storm sinks the vessel. Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with several animals, including a tiger. What follows is a fable of coexistence under brutal circumstances.

The film has a lyrical visual grandeur, and Lee provides a virtuoso demonstration of the majesty and intelligence of cinema, leaving the shores of reality far behind. A superb journey!

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Alluc, on said:

This movie is truly one of the best I have seen so far. I really enjoyed watching this masterpiece. Thanks for sharing your view of this movie.

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