The Spirit of Forgiveness: Trey Edward Shults Discusses "Waves"

Published on Dec 03, 2019

Trey Edward Shults wishes his deeply personal third feature, Waves, feels authentic to the experiences and emotions of today’s youth. “I hope they see it first, and that it feels honest to the pressures they've dealt with and the relationships they've [had],” he tells me at last weekend’s sunny and laid-back Key West Film Festival, a perfect place to continue his Florida-based film’s festival journey that started in Colorado’s mountainous Telluride over the Labor Day weekend. Coming after his blistering domestic drama Krisha (2015)—a modern-day Thanksgiving classic for grown-ups seeking a holiday viewing with shades of tragedy and compassion—and skillful post-apocalyptic genre entry It Comes At Night (2017), Waves sees the young filmmaker continue his exploration of family with its cracks and cozy facades. This time though, there is no trace of his first feature’s homemade feel or the dark palette of his second picture. Intensely sensual and technically proficient,

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