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The Wait

M. Blash, USA 2013, 96’

Reality mixes with dream and fiction in The Wait, a world swirling with remembrances of Tarkovski films where death/rebirth are one and the same and can be announced by telephone. Two sisters living deep in a forest struggle to deal with their mother’s death. Angela tries to be the feet-on-the-ground realist and so it is sensitive Emma who picks up the phone to hear an enigmatic voice announcing their mother’s imminent return to the living. The mood thickens, as mourning becomes an oneiric experience. ‘In making The Wait I was inspired by Russian science-fiction films,’ claims M. Blash, adding that the film is mythopoetry, a story that is both true and completely unreal.

 

M. Blash

M. Blash (b. 1978, Southern California) studied at New York University, Charles University in Prague and at the NY based School of Visual Art, where he combined his screenwriting and directing pursuits with concurrent practices in video art, photography, and drawing. Lying, his ultra low budget first feature – written in 2 days and shot in 14 – premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Filmography

2006 Lying

2011 Oczekiwanie / The Wait  

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director M. Blash
screenplay M. Blash
cinematography Kasper Tuxen
editing Justin Kelly, Jessica Brunetto
music Owen Pallett
cast Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Josh Hamilton, Devon Gearhart, Lana Green, Michael O'Keefe
producer Ryan Crisman, Neil Kopp, Riel Roch Decter
production Essentia, Olympus Pictures, Sammy Films
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language English
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