Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper · 2022 · Belgium, France, Lithuania
112min · DCP
Playing Oct 6
The filmmakers behind the groundbreaking art-sci-fi masterpiece VANISHING WAVES (2012) return with VESPER. After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed Father, meets a mysterious Woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of a future.
“Their world-building is astounding. Through a mixture of VFX and practical effects, they have crafted a world that feels as ancient as it does futuristic.” Marya E. Gates, The Playlist
“A sci-fi film fascinated by earthly survival, not sleek, state-of-the-art spectacle — though it often dazzles just the same.” Guy Lodge, Variety
“A markedly imaginative dystopian fairytale – an eco-futurist film, if you will – one of those few science-fiction fantasies that comes with an entire world built in believably.” Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily
“Dazzling. Reflects sci-fi strands both East and West, echoing cerebral fare from the Soviet bloc as much as grimy Hollywood spectacles, filmmakers Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper have woven those older threads into something wholly unique — at once modern and timeless, nostalgic for a genre only just created.” Ben Croll, The Wrap