Electrifying Debut LUZ Illuminates With New Images!
Don't you hate it when you get stuck in a rut? In my post festival exhaustion after endless waves of films, I'm in a cinema rut. I'll watch a film, I'll enjoy it, but I'm not feeling that compelling pull in my chest to get excited about it. To throw my hands up and say "YEEEAH BOY-IEEE!" in an exalting rush of adrenaline. And it's hard because if you ever have dealt with mental illness, you know that these ruts can be especially problematic to the artist.
"If I'm not excited by this, will I ever be excited again?" (Yes, of course.)
"Have I lost my touch?" (No, but it feels that way, right?)
"Do I care anymore?" (Of course you do.)
But then you see a poster like this, and the Thunder Blanket becomes easier to peel away:
Fleeing from the grasp of a possessed woman, a distressed cabdriver begins a confession in a rundown police station that endangers everyone who crosses her path. LUZ is the debut film from German director Tilman Singer., which he describes as "A sensuous thriller that plays with the sensory perception of the audience."
From PR: Shot on Kodak 16mm with immersive sound and visuals that call to mind the experimental images of Giallo and 70s Spanish horror atmosphere. LUZ World Premiered at the Berlinale and screened at Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema and will play at famed Brazilian genre fest Fantaspoa before having its North American Premiere at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival this summer.
The film stars Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Julia Riedler, Johnnes Benecke, Nadja Stubiger, and Lilli Lorenz. Check out the first images below!