Screencap from The Revenant's Official Trailer showing DiCaprio, February 8, 2018 – Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox’s Youtube channel Screencap from The Revenant's Official Trailer showing DiCaprio, February 8, 2018 – Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox’s Youtube channel

DiCaprio film 'The Revenant' to screen at Room Art Space

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018
CAIRO – 8 February 2018: The 2015 adventure/drama film 'The Revenant', starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will screen at Room Art Space & Café on February 11, 2018, as part of their 'Film Coffee Night'.

Marking the first time DiCaprio won an Oscar award, 'The Revenant' was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and is an adaptation of the 2002 biographical novel of the same name by United States World Trade Organization Ambassador Michael Punke, on the life of American frontiersman Hugh Glass.

Set in the 1820s, Glass (DiCaprio) and his half-Indian son, Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) make a living as fur-trappers out in the harsh American wilderness. The crew is attacked by a tribe of native Americans and later on Glass is severely injured in a bear attack. The crew debates what to do with them.

One of them, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), decides to try and get rid of Glass for his own selfish reasons, but when Hawk intervenes, Glass can only watch as Fitzgerald murders his son.

Fitzgerald reports to the others that Glass is dead, leaving him to die out in the wilderness. However, Glass's thirst for vengeance keeps him going, and he seeks to track Fitzgerald down. Despite the fact that the movie is supposed to be based on a true story, the film takes some liberties with events. For example, there is little evidence that Glass had a son.

Shot in 80 days, principal photography for the film extended to nine months due to sensitive environmental conditions. Director Iñárritu's vision for the film was one of painstaking accuracy.In order to shoot under the right weather conditions, filming had to take place within a few selected hours. To further complicate matters, the shooting of the film had to be relocated to Argentina once summer came and melted the snow. In total, the film was shot in 12 different locations across Canada, the U.S. and Argentina.
The delays and the intense work behind-the-scenes would eventually pay off.

"The Revenant" won 32 different awards, including three Oscars, one of which was the first one that Leonardo DiCaprio ever earned, the Academy Award for Best Actor. It was for the role he described as the hardest throughout his career, taking the most out of him both physically and mentally, as he worked under harsh, freezing conditions.

Room Art Space & Café is an ever-evolving café, art space and dance room located in Cairo's Garden City. It is a place created where performers, artists and audiences can all come together for a cup of coffee to exchange ideas and share inspirations.

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