Oscar-nominated 'The Revenant' to make Egypt premiere

Ahram Online and Reuters , Sunday 17 Jan 2016

The film received 12 Oscar nominations on 14 January

The Revenant
Still from The Revenant's official trailer

Survival thriller 'The Revenant' (2015) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu is scheduled to make its Egypt premiere in IMAX and regular movie theatres this week.

In The Revenant, DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a taciturn 1820s fur trapper left for dead in the wilderness by his own hunting team after being mauled by a bear.

In a fight for survival, Glass treks through snow-covered forests, gets swept away in a waterfall, sleeps inside the carcass of a disemboweled horse and hungrily eats raw bison liver before making it back to camp.

The film received 12 Oscar nominations on 14 January, including best picture, best actor, best supporting actor and best director.

The 88th Academy Awards winners will be announced in February.

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