1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A math prodigy searches for the number that will unlock the universe.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Aronofsky's imaginative, cerebral first film remains a fascinating study of the fine line between madness and genius.
'Pi' concerns a tortured computer genius who tries to beat the stock market by unlocking the secrets of ancient holy texts. The film made a huge splash at Sundance, where it won a Directing Award, putting Aronofsky into a spotlight that has yet to dim.
DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky
CAST: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart, Stephen Pearlman
NOMINATIONS: Best First Feature - Independent Spirit Awards 1999, Best Cinematography - Matthew Libatique - Independent Spirit Awards 1999