Director: Kristina Buožytė

124 minutes, Lithuania-France- Belgium, 2012, Subtitled, Colour, D-Cinema

The director will attend this screening and take part in a Q&A.

A sci-fi romance which draws on ideas and images reminiscent of Tarkovsky, Almodóvar and Michel Gondry, Buozytė’s sophomore feature is an intense, erotically charged twist on the star-crossed lovers fable. Winner of Best Film at JDIFF this year, Vanishing Waves, co-written by Bruno Samper (who is also credited with developing the film’s impressive visual style) reveals what a significant talent Buožytė is. Depicting the experiences of medical researcher Lukas (Marius Jampolskis), who volunteers to take part in an experiment which aims to communicate with a young woman in a coma, the story convincingly generates a parallel reality which quickly begins to supersede Lukas’ own life.

This film is screening as part of the IFI Lithuanian Film Focus.

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