Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

156 minutes, U.S.A., 2015, Digital

This film was released 15th January 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ Irish Independent ★★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★★ Entertainment.ie ★★★★★ RTÉ.ie

A bracing, existential tale of survival and revenge set in the U.S. Midwest in the 1890s, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant is inspired by the true-life tale of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), part of a band of fur trappers on a hunting expedition who survives a vicious bear attack only to be abandoned and left in a shallow grave by his comrades. As the harsh winter closes in, Glass, in a deplorable physical condition, sets out across the desolate, unforgiving territory, which is largely still the preserve of Native Americans, in search of the man who left him for dead.

Shot on location using natural light by the gifted cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who masterminded the one-take magic of Iñárritu’s recent Birdman, The Revenant is an astonishing technical tour de force that marries cinematic prowess to raw, muscular storytelling. (Notes by David O’Mahony)

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