The Taiwanese legendary film director, Ang Lee, who won Academy Award for Best Director in 2006, brought his recent film Life of Pi back to Taiwan. A lot of scenes in Life of Pi were shot from many places in Taiwan, that is to say, it is a “Taiwanese-born” film.
On November 7, 2012, Ang Lee and Suraj Sharma, the hero (young Pi) of the film, attended the press conference and premiere of Life of Pi in Taipei.
Life of Pi is heavily relied on 3D special effects in post-production. Lee explores the artistic horizon of applying 3D effects and pushes the boundary of how this technology can serve the movie’s artistic vision. Through Pi’s fantasy adventure on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, Ang Lee leads the audience to explore issues of spirituality and practicality with Pi.
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The movie made its commercial premiere during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2012 in the U.S. and worldwide and became a highly critical and box office success. In January 2013, Life of Pi earned 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effect.