Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. True-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion and simple kindness this family encounters during the darkest hours of their lives. —TIFF
Bayona grew up with a passion for films. This fervor first lead him to become a journalist; later, it motivated him to study directing at the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). During the 1993 Sitges Film Festival in Spain, Bayona met director Guillermo Del Toro, who was presenting his film Cronos. After their initial conversations, Del Toro promised to aid Bayona in the future, were he ever in the position to do so. Following his graduation from ESCAC, Bayona started his career directing commercials and pop videos for famous Spanish musical groups, including OBK, Hevia, Ella Baila Sola and Camela. Bayona directed two short films My Holidays in 1999 and The Spongeman in 2002.
In 2004, Bayona met Sergio G. Sánchez who was working on his short film 7337 and offered Bayona his script for The Orphanage. In order to create the film as he wanted, Bayona had to double both the film’s budget and the amount of filming time. To accomplish this, Bayona received help from… read more
Excellent performance by Watts and the tsunami/flooding scenes looked fantastic, but the ending wasn't believable in the slightest. Also, you have to wonder why, during a tsunami in Thailand, we're watching a family of pretty white people. Remember that horrible disaster that happened to those foreigners on the other side of the world? Here's some white people! Now you can give a shit!
Pra ficar aflito e chorar junto, mesmo sabendo, conscientemente… read review
English Title: The Impossible
Original Title: Lo imposible
Language: English, Thai
Genre: Drama, History
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Writers… read review
In 2004, a holocaust of a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean… read review