(United States, 2012, 114 min.)
The IFS is proud to present another film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance by a Leading Role Actress (Naomi Watts) and winner of the 2012 Capri Director and Capri European Director Awards, The Impossible dramatically illustrates the disastrous circumstances a normal British family faces after experiencing the terror of a tsunami. Naomi Watts (King Kong) and Ewan McGregor (Big Fish) pair together as parents, Maria and Henry, who vacation to Thailand for the Christmas holiday with their three children. Bayona creates an astounding story portraying how Maria and her eldest son become separated from Henry and their younger children in the aftermath of the tsunami. The film follows Maria's story and leaves the audience wondering how she and her eldest son will reach safety and if the rest of their family has survived. A gripping tale of survival and the strength of family love, The Impossible will keep viewers at the edge of their seat throughout the entirety of the film.