Vanishing Waves / Aurora (Lithuania/France/Belgium, 2012)

directed by Kristina Buožytė, sci-fi romance, 120 min, eng subtitles
written by Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper
with Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis

Have you ever dreamed of being inside the head of another person - a beloved one or your rival? Have you ever wished to experience the ideal relationship, where two minds come into total fusion?
Young scientist Lukas becomes involved in an unusual experiment based on neural transfer, which sends him into the mind of an unknown woman in a coma. Little by little he immerses himself in a world which brings him astonishing 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?
This contemporary tale explores the nature of desire by exposing links and contradictions between the human body and the mind. A hypnotic, erotic and riveting film that transcends any perceived limitations of the science fiction genre.

Awards
Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 (Special Mention, East of the West competition)
Fantastic Fest Austin 2012 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress)
Sitges FF 2012 (Méliès d'Or for Best European Fantastic Film)
Neuchâtel International Fantastic FF 2012 (Special Mention)
Lund International Fantastic FF 2012 (Méliès d'Argent)
The Jameson Dublin IFF 2013 (Best Film)
Lithuanian Film Awards 2013 (Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Cinematography)