If retro demonic possession is your thing, this is for you
Shot on 16mm, German horror film Luz made its first appearance at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and is continuing to move around the festival circuit with a Fantastic Fest appearance on the cards in September. It takes inspiration from 70s European horror films and pleasingly some reviewers are saying it doesn’t simply rely on its retro aesthetic. The teaser itself packs a fair amount into its 49 seconds and creates a potent enough atmosphere. Check out the trailer for Luz above to see more.
A rainy night. A dazed and numb young cabdriver, Luz, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station. Across town in a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves – Luz. She tells the Doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’s rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls.
Increasingly drunk on her story, Rossini turns into an easy prey in Nora’s hands, but he’s soon called away to the police station to examine Luz. Supervised by his colleagues, the doctor puts Luz in a state of hypnosis that initiates a series of flashbacks, unfolding the events leading to her arrival. But the entity that has taken control of the doctor wants something more. Bit by bit it slips into Luz’ re-enactment and makes old memories come to light.
This is writer-director Tilman Singer’s first full length feature, with a cast featuring Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Johannes Benecke, Lilli Lorenz.
No news yet on release dates for Luz but we’ll likely to have a date once a full length trailer becomes available.
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