I thought this film was quite well known, but it took some effort to see it.
Pi is the short name for an Indian boy who, on his search for God, joins several religions. He was raised a Hindu, found Christ and later Allah, much to the chagrin of his rationalistic father.
His father owns a zoo. Then he decides to sell his zoo and emigrate to Canada. The family sets sail on a ship that also transports some of the animals that are to be sold in the USA. After a shipwreck, Pi gets stuck on a lifeboat together with a tiger.
The “Life of Pi” is told by Pi to a writer. The film has wonderful imaginary, quirky humour and a surrealistic atmosphere. It reminds me a bit of “Big Fish“.
A very nice drama indeed.