THE REVENANT, the Oscar-nominated Western blockbuster, has a similar timeframe to the BBC's resplendent costume drama, WAR AND PEACE. The early 19th century worlds they portray might as well be in different universes. Featuring a bruising performance by Leo DiCaprio, THE REVENANT is set in a wintry North American wilderness where white settlers commit barbaric acts against the Native American 'savages' in their quest to plunder the New World of its raw materials. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki have conjured a visually stunning backdrop to a story of survival against incredible odds: Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) literally crawls back to civilisation while painstakingly recovering from a grizzly bear attack. And this is based on true events.
Realistic movies. Reality. Night and day.