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Ang Lee to attend 'Life of Pi' Taiwan premiere in November

Ang Lee to attend 'Life of Pi' Taiwan premiere in November

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) Oscar-winning director Ang Lee is scheduled to return to his homeland Nov. 7 to attend the Taiwan premiere of his latest film "Life of Pi" with the film's lead actor Suraj Sharma, the film's distributor said Monday. Both the Taiwan-born director and the Indian teenage star felt that they had developed an indescribable bond with Taiwan after filming the 3D movie here, according to the 20th Century Fox. Working with a production crew of global talent in Taiwan meant a lot to them, the company said, adding that they will definitely express their gratitude to fans and all the people who helped them during filming when they visit next month. The highly anticipated fantasy drama was adapted from Canadian author Yann Martel's 2001 best-selling novel of the same name. The film employs computer-generated imagery to tell the story of a 16-year-old Hindu boy who survives a shipwreck and gets stranded on a lifeboat for 227 days with an orangutan, a hyena, a wounded zebra and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. At the 50th New York Film Festival Sept. 28, the director explained that "Taiwan did everything" for him during filming and said he was offered enthusiastic help throughout the entire process. He also said that he was touched by the assistance and felt proud to be able to shoot the film in his homeland. "I couldn't have done it without being in Taiwan," he said. "Life of Pi" is scheduled to be released commercially around the world Nov. 21. Lee was nominated in 2000 for a best director Oscar with "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," and eventually won the award with his 2005 hit "Brokeback Mountain." (By Hsu Hui and Kendra Lin)


Updated : 2021-01-16 05:31 GMT+08:00