Alejandro G. Iñárritu: The Revenant

November 25, 2015 DGA Q&As in New York and Los Angeles

A frontiersman embarks on an epic mission of survival and vengeance in Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s new adventure feature The Revenant.

Inspired by true events, Iñárritu’s film tells the story of legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who was left for dead by members of his own hunting party after being savagely mauled by a bear. Vowing to survive the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Glass must endure a vicious winter in uncharted wilderness through sheer will, becoming the living definition of the term revenant: a visible ghost or animated corpse believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living.

On November 23 following the DGA screening in Los Angeles, Iñárritu spoke about the challenges of bringing this story to the screen and fliming under such harsh conditions in a conversation moderated by Director Michael Mann (Blackhat). Iñárritu also spoke about the film in a conversation with Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) following the DGA membership screening in New York on November 25.

In addition to The Revenant, Iñárritu’s work includes the feature films Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Biutiful. Iñárritu was nominated for both the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and the Academy Award for “Best Director” for his 2006 feature film Babel. He took home both the DGA Award the Oscar for his 2014 film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). He also won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012. Iñárritu has been a member of the DGA since 2002.

Pictures & Video

photos by Howard Wise (Los Angeles) and Marcie Revens (New York) - print courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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