Making The Impossible Possible
There was nary a dry eye in the house after last night's Calvin Klein-hosted screening of The Impossible at the Museum of Arts and Design. Based on a remarkable true story from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the drama follows a couple—played by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor—and their three children on a family vacation struck by disaster. The film was especially hard to watch for Petra Nemcova. The model clung to a tree for eight hours with a broken pelvis after the tsunami hit. "There's this one scene where Naomi is drowning under the wave and being hit by all this glass and debris," Nemcova told Style.com. "It was very authentic."
Afterward, moviegoers made their way across town to the recently reopened Bill's Food & Drink. Hanneli Mustaparta and Laure Heriard Dubreuil both felt a little partying was necessary before going home. Said Dubreuil: "I needed to come for a little warmth. If I went home right after seeing the film, I would have been depressed." Poppy Delevingne said the best upper after a serious movie is a stiff vodka tonic, whereas Bryan Grey Yambao insisted on two glasses of wine. Seated at a booth in a quiet corner, Naomi Watts unwound, doing what she claims kept her emotionally strong through filming: chatting with the woman whose real-life tsunami survival story inspired the film, Maria Belon.