15. Name 2 films from among those nominated for Best Picture at the January 2013 85th Academy Awards that included major scenes set in a Canadian character’s home?
Answer to Canada Quiz #15
B. Life of Pi.
Argo, which won the Best Picture award, is based on the 1979 storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by Iranian revolutionaries, and focuses on the story of six Americans who hid in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor hoping to avoid capture and escape the country.
Life of Pi, based on Canadian author Yann Martel’s 2001 novel, is the fantasy story of Indian Pi Patel’s shipwreck during his family’s immigration voyage to Canada and his subsequent adventures while adrift in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The main character relates the story to a writer visiting his Canadian home.