German writer-director Tilman Singer makes his directorial debut with Luz, a film about a cab driver trying to flee a possessed woman. Today, we have a first look at the film to share with you.
Captivatingly shot on 16mm with immersive sound and visuals that call to mind the experimental images of Giallo and 70s Spanish horror atmosphere, the film comes from producers Dario Méndez Acosta and Tilman Singer.
With a dark score composed by Simon Waskow, the film stars actress Luana Velis as Luz, Jan Bluthardt, and Julia Riedler co-star.
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.
Check out the first batch of images from Luz.