Waves

Waves
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
  • Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr, Taylor Russell, Lucas Hedges, Sterling K Brown
  • UK release: 17 January 2020

Tyler (Harrison Jr) is suffering from a wrestling injury; meanwhile, his sister Emily (Russell) falls in love with Luke (Hedges). Microbudget drama about addiction and family dysfunction, capturing the teen experience through creative flourishes that mimic Instagram and TikTok posts; captivating and hard-hitting.

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Trey Edward Shults on Waves: 'Every song on the soundtrack has a reason and is chosen for a specific perspective'

10 Jan 2020

American director discusses his dynamic use of music in his third feature film

Over multiple generations, music has been a fiery prism for teenagers to learn about life and duly express their thorny emotions. Whether they're flicking through inserts in CDs, cassettes or records learning lyrics, obsessively watching MTV, TikTok or…

Waves

10 Oct 20194 stars

LFF 2019: Trey Edward Shults's third film is a dynamic tearjerker focusing on family and forgiveness

John Waters placed Trey Edward Shults's debut Krisha number one on his Artforum list of the best films of 2016, elevating this microbudget drama about addiction and family dysfunction to the top of the must-see pile. With his third feature, following It…

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