Opening Night! World Premiere!

Ang Lee makes a triumphant return to the New York Film Festival with the film chosen to launch our 50th edition. Fittingly for a director whose diverse interests have resulted in such a rich and varied career, Lee here creates a work that is like no other. Faithfully adapted by David Magee from Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller, Life of Pi is a film in which soaring imagination and cutting-edge technology combine to maximum effect to tell the story of a young Indian boy (compellingly played by newcomer Suraj Sharma) who survives a shipwreck and subsequent 227-day journey aboard a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his fearsome and, ultimately, cherished companion. Fantastical, suspenseful and breathtakingly beautiful in 3D, Life of Pi looks like a classic that, as with the best of Hollywood’s golden era, can be savored by audiences of all ages. A 20th Century Fox release.