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The Impossible

de Juan Antonio Bayona

Trailer

Synopsis

Halfway between survival movie and family melodrama, The Impossible is based on a true story, that of a family that survived the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, to rise up as a moving reflection on loss, the importance of bonding and the human condition. Harsh, hyper-realistic, extremely severe in its recreation of the arriving wave and its first geographic, physical and emotional impacts–you can notice the influence of Weir and of Malick, their way of speaking about nature as something powerful and uncontrollable–, The Impossible slowly shifts into a melodrama. A melodrama that’s meticulous in its portrayal of the characters, their decisions and the emotions that accompany them on such a harsh journey.

Director

Juan Antonio Bayona

Barcelona, 1975. Backed by an impeccable career as a short film director and musical video maker, he debuted in feature length with The Orphanage (07). A resounding box-office hit, winner of seven Goya awards and with important international impact, The Orphanage would go on to make this filmmaker a key figure in new Spanish fantastic and horror cinema.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Special Session
Original language: English

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