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Award-winning and emotionally intense drama about 18-year-old Tyler, popular and a member of a successful wrestling team. Everything is going well until he suffers a shoulder injury, which puts everything upside down.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


´This is a deeper and more profound film than your average character drama, a masterpiece that’s hard to walk away from without checking your own grievances and grief.´ Words written by a well-known American film journalist in his review of Waves, the – by now award-winning – third feature film by director Trey Edward Shults, who also wrote the screenplay. In it, Shults impressively shows how people deal with anxiety, love and forgiveness, helped by an equally impressive cast.

He may at times be at odds with his father Ronald, who is convinced that black people have to work ten times as hard as white people to get somewhere, but for the rest life is looking good for 18-year-old Tyler from Florida: he is popular, he has a nice girlfriend, he's on a successful wrestling team. But then things go awry: a serious shoulder injury ruins everything The consequences are far reaching, also for his younger sister Emily, who is bullied on social media