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Vanishing Waves (2013)

Vanishing Waves (2013)




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A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and '70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen spectacle, Vanishing Waves is one of the most accomplished and distinctive European films in recent memory. The second solo feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, following her acclaimed 2008 debut The Collectress, the 2012 production Vanishing Waves confirms Buozyte as a major young talent whose frequently breathtaking visual and technical gifts are thankfully also matched by her interest in complex characterizations, adventurous narratives, and challenging themes. (c) Artsploitation

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Critic Reviews for Vanishing Waves

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

There are interesting themes: about how much of the impulse to love is hidden from the conscious mind, and how much of sex is fantasy. But the impact is diminished by lifeless leads.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

This Lithuanian love story from Kristina Buozyte offers a discomfiting blend of visual ecstasy and narrative sterility.

March 14, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Buozyte and her co-writer and "visual style author" Bruno Samper make the most of pricey-looking production design, cocooning their leads in soft white light, prowling dolly shots, and shimmering special effects.

Full Review… | March 12, 2013
Village Voice
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It's derivative to a fault-but a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured.

March 12, 2013
Time Out
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Plot and character sketchiness aside, though, Vanishing Waves is incredibly absorbing, because Buozyte and Samper are smart about how sexual urges can override all reason and obligation.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
The Dissolve

...once the conceit is revealed, the attention-span vanishes.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Vanishing Waves

Sometimes movies show up at my place without knowing why i put them in my que. this was one of those "what the fuck did i just watch" kinda movies for sure.

Jason Kraynek
Jason Kraynek

Although there are some parts I personally did not like to much, overall it was a really great original story.

Mike N.
Mike N.

A scientist experimenting with technology that would allow people to enter the minds of others creates an ethical dilemma when he falls in love with his subject: a young woman trapped in a coma. Inventive visuals, strange eroticism and a confusing third act highlight this literal mind trip, an unusual and expensive-looking science fiction piece from Lithuania.

Greg S
Greg S

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