Lovelies, have you seen The Impossible? It’s an English-language Spanish produced film based on a true story of an incredible family of 5 (3 boys and their parents). I can’t wait to hear your feelings about it. What did you think? Although on the surface the film is all about the heart-breaking tsunami that happened on 26th of December, 2004, the underlining story is about a family caught among the devastation, fear, hopelessness and suffering.
It’s about survival against all the odds and hanging on to the last bit of hope when faced with something so incredibly heart-breaking. It shows the raw emotions, the humanity, the need to feel close to the ones you love and it proved once again that nothing is more important in this world than the people you love. It’s true what they say: material things can be easily replaced but the people you love are irreplaceable, so cherish them. I was left inspired by Lucas (their oldest son). He was the hero and despite his very young age, he became the one who in a way brought them all back together. So, if you are in the mood for an inspiring night in front of the telly, this film is for you :)
Bits and bobs:
- Here is a wonderful interview with the real Maria (The mother in the film).
- She was present on the film set while shooting and often helped Naomi recreate the true feeling she felt in the moment. Incredible!
- This is so emotional...and here is the whole story behind the film.
- I was in awe of Naomi Watts. She was brilliant!
- And I would totally say the same about Ewan McGregor and the awesome dude, Tom Holland. (He was extraordinary).
- How I Live Now is a new film that Tom is playing in and it will be released in October.
- Have you seen Naomi in The Ring? (Scary to the point that you can't stop watching).
- Fun fact: she is actually not only Australian but also British. She was born in Kent!
- In 2001 Naomi produced and played in her first ever short called Ellie Parker. Have you seen it?
- Great Inside The Actors Studio with Naomi. (Fantastic watch).
- Tom talking about his role in this film.
- This is how they shot the wave.
- This is what Maria said that made me super emotional: "My family was all gone. It was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm alive but I am alone.'
- I adored Ewan in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Such a brilliant film!
P.S: Plus, a few other films that rock my world right now.
P.P.S: And 10 feel good films of my 20s!
(Photos via IMDb)