Vanishing Waves

Lithuania/ 2013 / 124 mins / Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
Romance / Sci-Fi / Erotic Thriller

Vanishing WavesOne Screening Only
Date: Sunday September 29th, 2013
Time: 3:00pm
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Violence, Sexuality, and Nudity

Director: Kristina Buožytė
Screenplay: Kristina Buožytė & Bruno Samper
Cast: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis, Brice Fournier, Philip Lenkowski, Martina Jablonskytė, Macej Marczewsky, Frédéric Anscombre, Frédéric Andrau, Darius Meškauskas
Producer(s): Ieva Norviliene
Company: Artsploitation Films

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Synopsis

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?

Awards

  • East of West Award – Special Mention at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Special Mention at Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

Buzz

“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.” – SciFiTalk.com

“The rare Lithuanian export combines science fiction, science-fact, digital artistry and dreamy erotica in the service of movie that challenges viewers to consider what’s at stake when it comes to messing with the mind.” – MovieCityNews.com

“…disturbingly surreal…hauntingly beautiful.” – IndieWire

“A smart, intense science fiction film…It’s 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

“Visually stunning…emotional…powerful” – Examiner.com

Programmer’s Opinion

The first science fiction to come out of Lithuania is a doozy. Smart, compelling, erotic and dramatic, this hard science fiction (no lasers) holds up when compared to classic science fiction films such as SOLARIS and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. It asks the questions of whether new technologies can be used properly or whether human nature will dominate them and just because we can do something should we. While VANISHING WAVES is fairly heady with its topic it  also is a very interesting mystery as well as being a romantic story. First and foremost VANISHING WAVES is science fiction for adults. – John Allison

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