Vanishing Waves

Directed by

Year: 2012
Running Time: 120
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Lithuania, France, Belgium
Language: Lithuanian w/English subtitles
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Vanishing Waves

Cast
Jurga Jutaite
Marius Jampolskis

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A hypnotic, erotic and riveting film that transcends any perceived limitations of the science fiction genre, Vanishing Waves is one of the year's most provocative international films. Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is a researcher who volunteers for a sensory deprivation experiment attempting to communicate with Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a young comatose woman.

The experiment takes an unexpected twist when the two meet in their mutually altered forms of consciousness. Soon, their psychic meetings turn into a romantic, sexually charged relationship set against the backdrop of surreal dreamscapes created by their collective minds. To protect their newfound bond, Lukas hides his findings from the researchers. But, will his deception doom their relationship?

Reviews

"...disturbingly surreal...hauntingly beautiful..." – IndieWire

"A smart, intense science fiction film...beautifully framed and filmed, creating a captivating world just the type of intelligent film the sci-fi genre needs." – Filmschoolrejects.com

"A scintillating sci-fi throwback, Vanishing Waves draws inspiration from Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, among others, but without feeling plagiaristic." – Slant Magazine



Awards

  • East of West Award - Special Mention Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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