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Waves Rated 15


Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Canada/USA, 2019. 2h 16m. Starring Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Bill Wise, David Garelik, Justin R. Chan.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, a suburban African-American family navigate feelings of love and forgiveness in the aftermath of a heartbreaking loss. A deeply compassionate and visually stunning meditation on one family’s capacity for love and empathy during the darkest of times.

‘The film oozes cinematic style, while Shults's screenplay dives deep and tackles essential themes - parenting, forgiveness and the release of death. It's beautiful work.’ ★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

‘Waves isn’t merely a film about teenagers, it’s virtually a teenager in film form. It’s also the kind of cinema that keeps you young.’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph