Okay, guys. I might have just teared up a bit watching this trailer for The Impossible. The subject matter at hand for this film is the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004. The focus is on one family who gets partially separated from each other and the journey to be reunited with each other. The film stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland. The film is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez.
The film direction and cinematography look great, even in the trailer. Of course, there is a little CGI, but the focus is not on the tsunami, but the people and their relationships. I like the cover U2’s “One.”
The only other film that I have seen that broaches this natural disaster is Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter.
The Impossible is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and is in theatres December 21, 2012.
“Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a journey to the core of the human heart.”
Source: iTunes Trailers, Lost in Reviews
by Sarah Ksiazek