I'm not sure why I was drawn to this film as this was the first film I picked when I was looking through the programme. My instinct didn't disappoint.
The director, Roar Uthaug, along with two of his lead actors were present at the Q&A before and after. He thanked us for coming to see a Norwegian disaster film and noted several times, this could happen. It has happened before.
It didn't feel like a standard Hollywood disaster film. This may because the budget was considerably less, not that would change brilliance of The Wave. But I couldn't help thinking that it just wouldn't work if Hollywood tried to remake this. For one thing, it wouldn't make sense setting this type of story and disaster in the states. With Norway's landscape and mountains playing the part of a character, the setting is integeral to the story in it making sense and the old saying, beauty can be cruel. The views are literally breathtaking.