Special Mention International Jury, Nominated Narcisse Award Best Fantastic Feature Film at the 2012 Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival, “East of West Award” – Special Mention at the 2012 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Picture (Vanishing Waves), Best Director (Kristina Buožytė) and Best Actress (Jurga Jutaitė) Awards at the Fantastic Fest in Austin,Texas, September 2012.
“Vanishing Waves” was presented at the 2012 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2012 Palic European Film Festival, 2012 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, 2012 Fantastic Fest and 2012 Sitges Film Festival.
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?
„Vanishing Waves is an exquisite sci-fi head trip in the vein of Solaris and 2001: A Space Odyssey, one which takes pleasure in ideas and exploration rather than cheap thrills. As a bonus, it’s also sexier than either of those movies. Rather than taking viewers to the outer limits, Lithuanian writer/director Kristina Buožytė is concerned solely with the depths of the human mind, and all the confusion, joy, sex and pain competing for space within. The plot involves a neuron-informatics scientist named Lukas who is chosen to take part in an experiment that involves actually transferring neuron information from a comatose girl to him. In layman’s terms, Lukas is more or less entering the mind of a girl in a coma.” – Twitchfilm.com
„ A stylish Lithuanian sci-fi thrillerfrom the young female director Kristina Buozyte, Vanishing Waves brings an agreeable dash of Baltic fatalism and romantic melodrama to a traditionally male-dominated genre. This visually impressive inner-space odyssey has just had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary film festival, earning a special jury mention in the section dedicated to Eastern European cinema.” – Stephen Dalton (Quiet Earth)
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Director: Kristina Buožytė
Running time: 124 minutes
Language: Lithuanian with English subtitles
Screenwriters: 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
Creative Director: Bruno Samper
Producer: Ieva Norviliene
Cinematography: Feliksas Abrukauskas
Editor: Suzanne Fenn
Music: Peter von Poehl