There is a lot of buzz surrounding The Revenant these days.  It’s up for 12 Oscars and the stories of how difficult the shooting of the film was are becoming legendary.  In what surely is part of their strategy to convince the Academy to give them the award, 20th Century Fox has released a 45-minute documentary about exactly how they filmed their hopeful winner.

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

The Revenant is playing in theaters everywhere now.