Directed by: Ang Lee
Staring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
Based on the 2002 Man Booker prize winning novel by Yann Martel, this supposed unfilmable book is brought to the screen by director Ang Lee. It is an intense, emotional story of survival and triumph and is about religion, India, a zoo and a shipwreck. The film tells the story of an Indian teenager shipwrecked in a lifeboat with a ravenous Bengal tiger. They encounter many marvels – a sky full of fish, an ocean swimming with iridescent jellyfish, a carnivorous island. Ang Lee brings these wonders to the screen with dreamlike intensity and with breathtaking computer animation that can be both harrowing and magnificent.