LUZ

Deutschland 2018, 70 min, 1:2,35, 16mm to dcp

“A rainy night. Dazed and numb, Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. In a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora tells the Doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’ rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves – Luz. Increasingly drunk on both alcohol and Nora’s story, Rossini turns into easy prey. When called to the police station, the now demonically revived doctor puts Luz in a state of hypnosis, supervised by his colleagues, commissioner Bertillon and her translator Olarte. Luz recalls the events predating her arrival at the police station. But the entity that has taken control of the doctor wants something more. Bit by bit it slips into Luz’ reenactment and makes old memories come to light.”

Writer/Director: Tilman Singer
Director of Photography: Paul Faltz
Producer: Dario Méndez Acosta, Tilman Singer
Cast: Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Nadja Stübiger, Johannes Benecke, Julia Riedler, Lilli Lorenz

Festival Screenings: 68th Berlin Film Festival 2018 (Germany), 18th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2018 (Argentina), 14th Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival 2018 (Brazil), 18th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2018 (Switzerland), 22nd Fantasia Film Festival 2018 (Montreal, Canada), 18th New Horizons Film Festival (Wrocław, Poland), 32nd Fantasy Filmfest (Germany)