Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2016

The Revenant is an honor for great film-making




Alejandro G. Inarritu, who is a Mexican director and Academy Award-winner stated, 2015 American semi-biographical western film, The Revenant, with its savage landscapes and tough shooting conditions, made it an “homage to great film-making”,

It is influenced by real events which illustrate the story of fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) who on a voyage in the 1820s was attacked by a bear and left for dead by his group. He lives and starts to demand revenge on those who discarded him.

Inarritu, who last year won the best director and best picture Oscars for Birdman, curb on special effects, employing natural light to provide the movie a real look.

He told a news agency, “It’s (an) homage to how film-making was done in the origins and the great film-making of going to real places and not modifying … or playing with pixels and computerized images,”

The film was filmed in Canada and Argentina and the cast and the crew bore hard outdoor locations and cruel weather conditions. He stated that “It was not a comfortable shoot at all,” Inarritu further continued by saying “But in that sense it’s what the film is about and it has its rewards … it really portrays nature as it is, not in the way we see it in a park but as it is for real.”

He further stated that “As hard as it was, I think we also were very, very grateful that we were getting such a real experience. There was less around to take you out of the actual environment that your characters were operating in,”

The movie, which is anticipated to release in Pakistan perhaps on the end of this month, appears probable to be an Oscar favorite later than getting three awards at the Golden Globes – best drama movie, best drama actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director for Inarritu.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.