The 39th Portland International Film Festival: THE WAVE


Kristian, an experienced geologist, has accepted a job offer that will require moving from the town of Geiranger. While getting his family ready to go, he and his colleagues record small movements in the earth that indicate that disaster is imminent. With less than ten minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many people as possible, including his own family. Uthaug’s gripping tsunami-peril thriller will resonate with anyone who has contemplated the inevitability of shifting plates beneath us. (104 mins.)

Sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation.


The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

THE WAVE screens Friday, February 12 at 8:30pm at our Whitsell Auditorium and on Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30pm at the World Trade Center. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.


  1. A great review thanks. I found much to enjoy in this film and think its a excellent low budget film that achieves big budget results. And it has basis in scientific fact.

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