A new teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming German thriller Luz ahead of its U.S. premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest. The film is written and directed by Tilman Singer and involves a young woman who is hunted by a demon who is in love with her. Shot on 16mm, this film looks like a glorious throwback to the psychological horror films of the ’70s and I can’t wait to check it out.
Luz premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film festival and recently screened at Fantasia Festival in Montreal.
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’ reenactment and makes old memories come to light.