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Vanishing Waves Reviews

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½ October 28, 2015
The "Observer Effect" (One Affects Another By Pure Participation) Is Explored Here Through Lucid, Deceptive Fantasy & Lurid Fetish. Parts Of This Will Frustrate But It Really Delves Deeply Into Aspects Of Love & Romance Where Many Stories Rarely Go.. What One Might Consider Love Another (Scientist Or Doctor) Might View As Just Chemical Realease Or Trickery Of A Semi-Concious State..Lost In An Abyss Of Self-Satisfying Thought As Chemistry Affects Patterns Of The Brain..Hrmmmm.
½ July 26, 2015
A midnight movie Sci-fi ecstasy trip!
January 25, 2015
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.
September 8, 2014
Although there are some parts I personally did not like to much, overall it was a really great original story.
½ July 27, 2014
A Lithuanian scientist hooks up some wires and goes all inception into a coma patient's mind. A patient who, apparently, is a big fan of Davids Lynch and Cronenberg.
½ June 10, 2014
A sci-fi conundrum interspersed with an erotically-charged, luscious tale of systematic alienation--Intense and surreal... Inception Weird!!
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½ February 10, 2014
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.
January 10, 2014
An interesting Chris Marker-ish Sci-Fi with a fantastic visual style and soundtrack but the stale plot and weak characterizations meant the film failed to engage me too much. A brave effort all the same.
½ January 7, 2014
Good premise with ethereal dream sequences, but the real-life dramas are sterile and left me wishing for better.
½ December 15, 2013
Pure hard erotic sci-fi without a strain of Hollywood bullshit. Be careful with your libido, Lukas.
½ November 25, 2013
unique plot but bad implementation
November 23, 2013
ein trip in die tiefen des bewusstseins...mal was anderes
½ November 8, 2013
dobar za samoubistvo
October 12, 2013
Phantastic Filmart with very interesting topic, touching story and amazing pictures and sound weaving.
October 7, 2013
An erotic journey inside your mind...
October 6, 2013
Good Sci-Fi for the purists. An excellent movie with an intimate Bradbury taste. Tales of souls, of feelings, of sensations. The awesome soundtrack frames perfectly every darn single scene, even when only humming and medical appliance noises are needed. The actors are great and the direction so good that seems to have traveled in time. Even when slow-paced the Drama is built step by step and the whole performance is just so good that makes you feel happy that european movies will still differ from the big garbage can of the blockbuster trend.
Visuals are awesome and all the various "oniric" moments fits wonderfully in. Only a woman could direct such an intimate point of view and realize a good movie thanks to the exceptional performance of Jurga Jutaite. If you're a true fantastic-tales lover you should not miss this.
October 6, 2013
Good Sci-Fi for the purists. An excellent movie with an intimate Bradbury taste. Tales of souls, of feelings, of sensations. The awesome soundtrack frames perfectly every darn single scene, even when only humming and medical appliance noises are needed. The actors are great and the direction so good that seems to have traveled in time. Even when slow-paced the Drama is built step by step and the whole performance is just so good that makes you feel happy that european movies will still differ from the big garbage can of the blockbuster trend.
Visuals are awesome and all the various "oniric" moments fits wonderfully in. Only a woman could direct such an intimate point of view and realize a good movie thanks to the exceptional performance of Jurga Jutaite. If you're a true fantastic-tales lover you should not miss this.
½ February 18, 2013
izlemek zevkli olmasina ragmen tam bir "ben yazdim; oldu" filmi. havada kalan o kadar cok sey var ki. bir de muzikleri nedeniyle mi bilemedim ama izlerken surekli lars von trier filmleri geldi aklima.
January 24, 2013
A dream, living inside someone else's head. Strongly visual and yet physical in what it represents. But the plot is barely there since the researcher utterly fails to look into the history of the patient.

As a three-star, I mean to rate this as a movie that is a good example of the genre, but one has to understand the the genre is "fever dream" and that the explorations are deeply psychological and melodramatic. It does not have wider appeal than this genre.

That said, the work of the director and creative designer (co-writers too), produces drawn out moments exploring sex, physicality, insecurity and rage. The decision to place 75% of the screen time inside the shared mind of one of the characters leaves us seeing metaphor and personal history blended into representations of the phantom relationship between the researcher and the patient.

Missing here is any sort of investigation of the patient's life by the researcher who is becoming obsessed. Or piecing together moments of imagery into a clearer narrative that the researcher relates to his confidant. These clear paths to a plot were avoided, which I think was a regrettable choice.
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