Directed by Kristina Buozyte
Lukas is a scientist who has his brainwaves connected with a comatose woman named Aurora as part of a sensory deprivation experiment. But when Lukas and Aurora meet in this altered consciousness, they begin to make love in a series of vivid erotic encounters set against the surreal dreamscapes created by their collective minds. To protect their bond, Lukas hides his actions from his colleagues. But doing so could doom their relationship. A riveting sci-fi brain-melter that’s equal parts Gaspar Noe and Christopher Nolan, VANISHING WAVES is one of the most fascinating genre films to come out in years.
A scientist begins an affair with a comatose woman after they are psychically connected in an experiment.
Cast: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaite, Rudolfas Jansonas
Why is this here? Weirdo ass movie, it’s like oddly intriguing, best if you skip past all the soft core porn scenes. Not a horror movie like I assumed... but a good indie(?) sci fi.
I watched 46 minutes before calling it quits, but the story and visuals are gripping. But the acting is dull. When the lovers began rolling about, frolicking in the unconscious love-space of the mind, all for the second time, I'd had enough.
Absolutely remarkable. One of those movies that just would never be made in the US. Not for your average horror lover, but for some it’ll be unforgettable.
What do Artsploitation Films and Shudder.com know that rottentomatoes.com and to a lesser degree IMDb don't know? In the case of VANISHING WAVES, a big load of lot. Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte presents a thoroughly realized project which packs more wallop that SOLARIS. Let me give that statement context by saying that I believe Andrei Tarkovsky to be The GoAT and his STALKER to be the greatest film of all time. What did Buozyte achieve in VANISHING WAVES that Tarkovsky did not in SOLARIS? The most obvious point of comparison would be overall production quality. The more subjective point of comparison would be the fully orbed nature of the narrative. The cast is not quite on a par with SOLARIS, even given the presence of the excellent Vytautas Kaniusonis. Just see it. I am tripping over superlatives and hyperbole trying to do it justice. Be aware that it is a slow burner, but there is no wasted motion; every nuance adds to the whole and the building of narrative momentum is outstanding. ©Krittrwerkz LLC 2018
No interesting characters and way too long. At least it's visually impressive.