Archive of films Vanishing Waves / Aurora
Lithuania / France / Belgium
2012, 120 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
The protagonist of this novel sci-fi romance is a young scientist named Lukas. He is participating in an unusual experiment that sends him into the mind of an unknown woman in a coma. Finding himself in another world, Lukas is impatient to immerse himself deeper and deeper, oblivious that it is beginning to fundamentally influence his own life in the real world.
Young Lukas, highly devoted to his work as a neuroinformatics scientist, becomes involved in an unusual international experiment. By means of neural transfer, he sets out on a journey into the mind of an unknown woman in a coma. With the help of Aurora, Lukas’s private name for his anonymous host, he immerses himself into a world which brings him new experiences and emotions. At the same time, however, these "excursions” begin to fundamentally influence and damage his real life. Is it possible to live in two worlds at the same time? After her provocative debut The Collectress (2008), talented young Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė returns to the screen with a visually stunning sci-fi romance in an investigation of human desire.
About the director
Kristina Buožytė (b. 1982, Klajpeda, Lithuania) graduated in film and television direction in 2008 from Lithuania’s Music and Theater Academy. She has participated in a variety of workshops and seminars, and shot music videos and shorts, including Change the Record (Pakeisk plokštelę, 2005). After her feature debut The Collectress (2008) premiered in the East of the West competition at the KVIFF, it went on to screen at more than 30 film festivals. Vanishing Waves is her second feature film. Her third feature is in the works, The Glamour, an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel.
About the film
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Director:||Kristina Buožytė, Bruno Samper|
|Screenplay:||Bruno Samper, Kristina Buožytė|
|Dir. of Photography:||Feliksas Abrukauskas|
|Music:||Peter von Poehl|
|Cast:||Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis|
Director of Photography, Director of Photography