The Revenant. Last night I went to the premiere of The
Revenant, the latest film of Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, which
opens today and you shouldn't miss it. Here I tell you why:
1.The word revenant means, literally, "returning
2.As its name implies, The Revenant is a
celebration of resilience, an epic drama with a powerful underlying message:
while you breath, you fight for life, which no matter how adverse the
circumstances are, it is worth living.
3.The Revenant is nominated for four Golden Globes
this year, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Actor
4.To give life to his character, Leonardo DiCaprio had to sleep, for real, in the abdominal cavity of a dead horse. His acting work
is brutal, heartbreaking, moving to the core. He should get an Oscar for this performance.
5.The Revenant is based on a true story: the one of the experienced hunter, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who in 1823 was
brutally attacked by a bear and was also betrayed by John Fitzgerald (Tom
6.Partly based on the novel by Michael Punke The
Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, in The Revenant, revenge is an instrument of
justice and the viewer has no choice but to be by the avenger's side, masterfully
played by DiCaprio.
7.The Revenant was filmed entirely on locations in
Canada and Argentina. There are no Hollywood tricks or American nights or
computer animations. Responsible for the cinematography is Mexican Emmanuel “Chivo”
Lubesky, already winner of two Oscars for Gravity and Birdman, directed by also
Mexicans Alfonso Cuarón and Iñárritu, respectively.
8.The Revenant is realistic to the shocking: there
are wounded by beast's attacks, arrows, knives and bullets, blood flows in
spurts and there are no antibiotics, no doctors or anything.
9.Forgive me if this comment sounds sexist, but The Revenant is not a film for girls, unless they are surgeons,
nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police or soldiers. I spent half the movie
with my eyes closed, but I still recommend it with my eyes wide opened.
G. Iñárritu won three Academy Awards in 2015 with his movie Birdman: Best
Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Check out the trailer:
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