Π, or Pi, is a 1998 film directed by Darren Aronofsky. An independent, low-budget film, it’s received some critical acclaim in indie film circuits. I’ve been hearing about it essentially since it came out, mostly in the form of praising how different it is.
It is different. I’ll certainly agree to that. Filmed in grainy, high-contrast black and white, it has a very different look to it. And its plot, about a number theorist who is seeking — and just possibly finding — a number at the root of various patterns, is one that would generally be avoided by major studios, or at least not approached in this manner. Continue reading