First show: August 02
Shot entirely on 16mm stock, and laced with the texture of a low-budget film from decades past, Tilman Singer’s audacious debut feature is a hypnotic, genre-flirting, German head-trip.
Conjuring the oeuvres of ‘80s genre/arthouse auteurs, while avoiding explicit homage, LUZ taps into the same narrative, and psychological investigations that propelled the work of Żuławski or Jodorowsky or Tarkovsky. Meticulously directing an abstract, minimalist and lurid story composed of precision set pieces and surreal performances, Singer has made a film that “feels out of time, with a dream-logic stream of unconsciousness that builds a potent atmosphere of dread. In this story of hypnosis and demonic possession, the craftsmanship is itself hypnotic, haunting the viewer.”- Birth.Movies.Death
“This modestly scaled yet slick and conceptually audacious enterprise commands attention…. Those looking for conventional genre thrills (or merely plot coherency) may find its mannered ambiguities frustrating… Those willing to surrender such expectations will enjoy a singular ride.”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety.
Written & directed by Tilman Singer. With Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt, Lilli Lorenz & Julia Riedler. Germany. In German, Spanish with English subtitles. DCP. 70 mins.
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