New stills have been unleashed for German hypnotic horror LUZ! The directorial debut will celebrate its North American Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival’s 22nd edition.
The first feature from German writer/director Tilman Singer LUZ is captivatingly shot on 16mm with immersive sound and visuals that call to mind the experimental images of Giallo and 70s Spanish horror atmosphere. Produced by Dario Méndez Acosta and Tilman Singer, with a brooding synth score composed by Simon Waskow, the film stars breakout actress Luana Velis as Luz, as well as Jan Bluthardt and Julia Riedler offering a strong supporting base.
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.
The director explained “LUZ is a sensuous thriller; a thriller that plays with the sensory perception of the audience. I wanted to write a story, a very simple story, that can only be told in a movie this way. What is complicated, however, is how it is told, nested within diegetic flashbacks. For example, we use an additional layer of sound that adds a past reality to a present reality. The credibility of both realities is questioned at all times. The viewer attempts to answer this question of credibility and therefore has to, with sharpened senses, fully engage in image and sound. LUZ is my first feature film and at the same time the project for my diploma at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln/Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Dario Méndez Acosta, Paul Faltz, Simon Waskow and Henning Hein have been involved in each of my recent short feature films”