Lithuanian Sci-Fi Thriller Vanishing Waves Nabs U.S. Distribution

By Nick Venable | 8 years ago

Due to some rampant nudity, this probably isn’t a trailer you want to watch in public, or in the privacy of your grandparents. NSFW!

I’m telling you, I would be perfectly happy to sit here talking with you guys about all of the amazing Lithuanian sci-fi films I’ve seen in theaters in the past year or so, but I really do have to get back to figuring out a way to make a warp drive out of bacon.

The above boob-filled trailer is for the independent romantic sci-fi mystery film Vanishing Waves, the second feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, which has been picked up by Artsploitation Films for North American distribution. That makes Vanishing Waves the first film from the country to make it into theaters here in the States. Given the subject matter, it’s a rather surprising national debut. But considering the slew of film festivals it’s been shown in and taken awards at, including the Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, it sounds like this could be one worth tracking down.

Vanishing Waves tells the oddball tale of a neuron-transfer scientist whose job consists of tapping into the brain of his comatose female subject. But instead of doing whatever research he’s supposed to be doing, he ends up infiltrating her thoughts with a whole lot of sex and illicit actions. And there’s some kind of thrilling drama that happens somewhere in between all the nude scenes.

It’s obvious from the hypnotic feel of the trailer that this film will probably involve itself more with aesthetic and cinematography over complicated storytelling, and when it comes to people getting inside of other people’s brains, the less technical subtitled talk the better.

The film has been going through a limited theatrical run and will hit DVD and VOD on June 18th, and may cause a couple of strange wet dreams the night after viewing. But don’t worry. It’s just someone else inside your head making you think those things.