The Weinstein Co. has set an April 19 release date for their Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language contender Kon-Tiki and today released the first official domestic trailer for the Norwegian film from directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.
In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself.
While Michael Haneke's Amour is going to win the Oscar, I have heard really good things about this film and am looking forward to giving it a watch.