An experimental shocker with an irresistible retro vibe, Tilman Singer’s first feature fluidly assembles elements of influence from the horror and arthouse cinema of the 1970s – think Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Andrej Zulawski and Lucio Fulci – in one compact whole.

On a dark and rainy night, dazed and numb, young cabdriver Luz drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station. Meanwhile, in a nearby bar, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation about her old schoolmate Luz’s rebellious past. Little does the doctor know that Nora is possessed by a demonic entity that will stop at nothing to reclaim Luz , its one true love. Featuring a menacing synth score by Simon Waskow and shot immaculately on retro 16mm, Luz easily bests Hereditary as the creepiest and most enthralling possession flick of 2018.

Screenings: Berlinale 2018, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2018, Fantaspoa 2018, Fantasia 2018
Dir. Tilman Singer / Germany / Horror / 2018 / 70mins / Australian Premiere

“An effective exercise in stylistic pastiche that has more to offer than its eerie retro mood, Tilman Singer's Luz presents a refreshing take on demonic possession in which the usual fright-flick cliches are nowhere to be found.”

John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter

“Captivatingly shot on 16mm with immersive sound and visuals that call to mind the experimental images of Giallo and 70s Spanish horror atmosphere.”

Rosalia Chavez
12:00 Pm nOON
Saturday 15th September