It might concern the fantastical story of a shipwrecked boy and a tiger that joins him in his lifeboat, and it might feature some astonishing 3D cinematography, but the real star of Life of Pi is director Ang Lee. ‘Visually stunning’ doesn’t really do justice to the cavalcade of ravishing images on display here. That it is also an inspiring and moving tale as well should come as no surprise; the director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility and – yes – even misfiring blockbuster Hulk has been marrying high quality content and imagery for years. But here it feels like director and material are perfectly matched, with the emotionally turbulent story given both the dramatic and visual weight it deserved.
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