Following its recent NY debut announcement, Artsploitation Films is pleased to announce an LA theatrical release date for Kristina Buožytė
’s VANISHING WAVES.
The film will open at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles on April 12, 2013. The film will debut theatrically in the U.S. at Cinema Village in New York on March 15 alongside sister Artsploitation release CLIP
VANISHING WAVES swept all the major awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Jurga Jutaite) – at 2012’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. It also won Best Film at the Rio Grind Film Festival in Vancouver where it was described by the festival director Rachel Fox as “the most acclaimed film – by a female filmmaker, or anyone period, of 2012.” Vanishing Waves also played at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Palic European Film Festival, Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival where it took home the Méliés d’Or award for Best European Fantastic Film, voted on by the entire European genre/fantasy community.
VANISHING WAVES is a bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and ’70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen spectacle, Vanishing Waves is one of the most accomplished and distinctive European films in recent memory. The second solo feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, following her acclaimed 2008 debut The Collectress, the 2012 production Vanishing Waves confirms Buozyte as a major young talent whose frequently breathtaking visual and technical gifts are thankfully also matched by her interest in complex characterizations, adventurous narratives, and challenging themes.
Her new film is a science fiction romance that is equally occupied by the erotic as well as the fantastic. Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is assisting a scientific research team by functioning as a patient in a series of heavily monitored (and medicated) sensory deprivation experiments wherein he is attempting to make some form of contact with the subject, Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a young woman who has been locked in a comatose state for some time. Doctors initially hope for just a vague reaffirmation of consciousness, but the experiment takes an unexpected twist when Lukas and Aurora actually develop a strong psychic link in their mutually altered forms of consciousness…and their link quickly evolves into a romantic, sexually charged relationship. As Lukas hides this data from his researchers, he and Aurora meet secretly and passionately in a series of surreal dreamscapes created by their collective minds, but their union is tragically doomed to collapse around them. Exploring the tantalizing possibilities of forming a true, all-encompassing bond with one’s lover, Vanishing Waves is hypnotic, erotic, wholly engrossing, and wildly thought-provoking cinema that transcends any perceived limitations of the science fiction genre, becoming one of the year’s most provocative films in the process.
VANISHING WAVES will open in Los Angeles on Friday, April 12 at:
The Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Box Office: (310) 478-3836
ARTSPLOITATION FILMS CURRENT RELEASE SCHEDULE:
GANDU – on DVD December 18
LAPLAND ODYSSEY – on DVD January 8
HARD ROMANTICKER – on DVD January 22
BULLET COLLECTOR – on DVD February 19
VANISHING WAVES – NY Theatrical Release March 15
CLIP – NY Theatrical Release March 15
VANISHING WAVES – LA Theatrical Release April 12
Director: Kristina Buožytė
Lithuania, France, Belgium
Lithuanian with English subtitles
: Kristina Buožytė & Bruno Samper
: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis, Brice Fournier, Philip Lenkowski, Martina Jablonskytė, Macej Marczewsky, Frédéric Anscombre, Frédéric Andrau, Darius Meškauskas Creative Director:
Bruno Samper Producer
: Ieva Norviliene Cinematography
: Feliksas Abrukauskas Editor
: Suzanne Fenn Music
: Peter von Poehl
VANISHING WAVES is being distributed Theatrically, on DVD, VOD and Digitally by: Artsploitation Films
About Artsploitation Head Raymond Murray:
Murray is the co-founder of TLA Entertainment Group and its president/CEO since its inception in 1981. Over the years, the company has operated art house cinemas and later, award-winning video stores in New York City and Philadelphia. Today, the company runs www.tlavideo.com
, one of the country’s largest online DVD/VOD sales sites. Murray also founded and continues to be the Artistic Director of Philadelphia QFest and was Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival (2001-10). In 2000, Murray and partners launched TLA Releasing, a film distribution company that released films in North America. The company expanded its focus with the launch of the genre-focused Danger After Dark label in 2003. In 2004 it opened an office in London and expanded operations in the UK. Prominent releases include Suicide Club, Latter Days, Death of a Dynasty, Another Gay Movie, The Trip, Adam and Steve
and Sleeper Cell