Director Ang Lee‘s movie “Life of Pi” was selected for the opening night of the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center said. According to an article by Reuters in the Chicago Tribune, the movie will screen in 3D and will be the first opener to do so. Richard Pena, selection committee chairman and program director for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, called the film a perfect combination of technological innovation and strong artistic vision.
“Life of Pi” is based on a novel by Yann Martel which sold more than 7 million copies. The book is about a young man who survives a disaster at sea with the help of unusual companions. According to Steve Pond of Reuters, many viewers who saw a trailer were impressed by the technical artistry of the film. The film is scheduled for general release on Nov. 21.