One rainy night, Luz, a young taxi driver, drags herself through the brightly lit door of a rundown police station. In a bar, the seductive Nora engages police psychotherapist Dr Rossini in conversation. As the evening wears on she tells him about Luz, a rebellious school friend at her old girl’s school in Chile. Nora is possessed by a demon. The creature that has possessed her longs for the woman it loves – Luz. Nora makes Dr Rossini drunk and the demon takes possession of the unsuspecting therapist. Supervised by his colleagues Inspector Bertillon and their translator, Olarte, Dr Rossini puts the confused Luz under hypnosis. Luz goes through the events which occurred immediately prior to her arrival at the police station. But the creature lurking undetected inside Dr Rossini wants more. Gradually, it begins to influence Luz’ memories, unleashing long-buried emotions. Luz is a thriller that toys with the audience’s perceptions.
by Tilman Singer
with Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Julia Riedler, Nadja Stübiger, Johannes Benecke, Lilli Lorenz
Germany 2018 German, Spanish, English 70’ Colour World premiere


  • Luana Velis (Luz Carrara)
  • Jan Bluthardt (Dr. Rossini)
  • Julia Riedler (Nora Vanderkurt)
  • Nadja Stübiger (Bertillon)
  • Johannes Benecke (Olarte)
  • Lilli Lorenz (Margarita)


Written and Directed by Tilman Singer
Cinematography Paul Faltz
Editing Tilman Singer, Fabian Podeszwa
Music Simon Waskow
Sound Design Henning Hein
Sound Simon Waskow
Production Design Dario Méndez Acosta, Nathan Schönewolf
Costumes Stanislava Milenkova
Make-Up Rudeina Konstantini
Assistant Director Adrian Witzel
Executive Producers Mario von Grumbkow
Executive Producer Luisa Stricker
Producer Tilman Singer, Dario Méndez Acosta

Produced by

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Tilman Singer

Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1988, he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His debut feature film, Luz, premiered at the 2018 Berlinale in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. He currently lives and works in Berlin.


2014 Bold Strokes; short experimental documentary · The Events at Mr. Yamamoto’s Alpine Residence; short film 2016 El fin del mundo; short film · Woman – Fever; music video 2018 Luz 2024 Cuckoo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024