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Vanishing Waves (2012)

Aurora (original title)
Unrated | | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 March 2013 (USA)
A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman.

Director:

Kristina Buozyte
14 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Marius Jampolskis Marius Jampolskis ... Lukas
Jurga Jutaite Jurga Jutaite ... Aurora
Rudolfas Jansonas Rudolfas Jansonas ... Jonas
Vytautas Kaniusonis ... Mantas
Martina Jablonskyte Martina Jablonskyte ... Lina
Darius Meskauskas Darius Meskauskas ... Darius
Sharunas Bartas ... The Man
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Thomas
Philip Lenkowsky ... Damien (as Philip Lenkowski)
Frédéric Andrau Frédéric Andrau ... Jacques
Maciej Marczewski ... Alex
Nicolas Simon Nicolas Simon ... Rubin
Arnoldas Eisimantas Arnoldas Eisimantas ... Paulius
Gabija Jaraminaite Gabija Jaraminaite ... Doctor (as Gabija Ryskuviene)
Rasmante Burzaite Rasmante Burzaite ... Nurse
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A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman.

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15 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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€1,175,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Music By Peter Von Poehl
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Intense and surreal
6 March 2013 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

I've seen today this VANISHING WAVES from the promising Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte at "Fantasporto" (film festival from Oporto, my hometown) and I was amazed with it! I already knew it had won some important prizes, including one Melies D'Or, as the best European fantastic feature film, but even so I wasn't expecting such remarkable movie.

It combines many genres and sub-genres of cinema (from sci-fi to mystery thriller, romance to surrealism, among others) but it ends being a unique experience with an excellent directing work. At parts it made me remind some surrealistic movies of the 70's and their weird and abstract cinematography! I don't know if it was intended or not but I think it resembles to them in so many scenes!

The plot is not so ambiguous and twisted like those 70's surreal movies but at parts it's also a bit unclear and puzzling. However, at the end I think the message is quite clear and strong! But in a film like this the plot is what matters the less anyway. The beauty of this movie is in its colors, its intensity, the weird scenarios and the surreal ambiences! The camera work is also excellent showing some twisted angles and some little details that provide an amazing visual effect.

I was perfectly astonished with this film and from now on I'm expecting a lot from this director, Kristina Buozyte (which besides a good director seems to be a sympathetic person; she was also there at Fantasporto, presenting the movie!:)


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