I don’t know about you but I’m getting one hell of an Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession vibe from the first feature from German writer/director Tilman Singer’s film LUZ. Not that that’s a bad thing! In fact, the film may have just shot to the (near) top of my must-see list.
Especially considering the movie was shot on 16mm and contains “immersive sound and visuals that call to mind the experimental images of Giallo and 70s Spanish horror.” Ya, got me, LUZ. Hook, line, and possessed sinker.
The breakout German debut feature from Tilman Singer will celebrate it’s US Premiere at acclaimed genre event Fantastic Fest this September. And today we have the film’s teaser trailer for your viewing pleasure.
LUZ is written and directed by Tilman Singer and produced by Dario Méndez Acosta and Singer. The film features a brooding synth score composed by Simon Waskow and stars Luana Velis as Luz along with Jan Bluthardt and Julia Riedler.
We’ll let you know when we hear more!
A rainy night. A dazed and numb young cab driver, 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’ reenactment and makes old memories come to light.