Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of 26 December, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Director's Statement

Making THE IMPOSSIBLE has been an emotional journey, a voyage which has transformed an extraordinary real story into a movie adventure, having transformed many of us as moviemakers and, even more importantly, as people.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

Written by: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón

Produced by: Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustín, Ghislain Barrois, Enrique López Lavigne

Cinematography: Oscar Faura

Editing: Bernat Vilaplana, Elena Ruiz

Production Design: Eugenio Caballero

Costume Design: Anna Bingemann, Maria Reyes, Sparka Lee Hall

Original Score: Fernando Velázquez

Sound: Marc Orts, Peter Glossop, Oriol Tarragó

Cast: Oaklee Pendergast, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2013
  • Feature Film Selection 2013