Narrative Feature | 135 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Trey Edward Shults

Produced by
Jim Wilson, Kevin Turen

Written by
Trey Edward Shults

Kelvin Harrison Jr, Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Neal Huff, Clifton Collins Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown

2019 | English | USA

Closing Night

WINNER: HIFF27 Zicherman Family Foundation Screenwriting Award

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, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults (KRISHA, HIFF 2015), WAVES is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.