It’s been since August that we’ve had anything on J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible. Since that time the film has screened at the Toronto, Zurich, San Sebastian and Sitges Film Festivals. It will also screen as part of the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) Festival in November.
Today we have a new UK trailer (as well as a new poster). Every time I watch either this or the domestic version, I’m moved. (Somehow, just listening to Ewan McGregor’s voice, I imagine him to be a really good father.)
“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.”
The Impossible is the English language debut of director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). It also stars Tom Holland, Geraldine Chaplin, Sǿnke Mǿhring and Marta Etura. After screening at both the Venice Film Festival and at TIFF, the film will open in theUS on December 21 and in the UK on 2nd January. The rest of our coverage is here.
trailer via Yahoo UK