Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love and forgiveness while coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, WAVES is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.
“An empathetic commentary on the interconnectivity of human nature—a film filled with great, almost unimaginable pain, but also incredible beauty. And it ultimately feels like a call for kindness and forgiveness.” —Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com “Truly understands how dominoes start to fall in a young life. Just as importantly, it visualizes what happens afterwards...Shults expertly balanced pathos and intensity. WAVES ratchets all emotions up to an exhilarating degree.” —Christopher Schobert, Film Stage “A movie full of strong observations, one more than adept at bringing minor chords and colors to life...Shults’s skill is most ample in moments like this—moments when his films’ psychological attitudes become physical.” —K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair
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