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Vanishing Waves | DVD Review

The travails of the neuron-transfer scientist get swirled into a surreal kaleidoscope of Eros and sci-fi in Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte’s sophomore feature, Vanishing Waves. Like Robin Cook by way of Tarkovsky, there is an astute visual artistry on display here, even if it’s bound to remind you of countless other similarly themed tales of disconnected future love. While some of the performances are stilted and the central romance isn’t quite engaging, there’s a hypnotic power to the memorable imagery, a tequila sunrise dreamscape tapping into unexplored chasms of sensuality.

Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is a neuron-transfer research scientist that’s been selected to participate in an experiment that will bring him into psychic contact with a coma patient. While he’s given no details about the patient, he is submerged in a sensory deprivation tank and immediately makes contact with Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a beautiful young

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