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Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Luz

 
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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

Germany 2018

German, Spanish, English

70’ · Colour · 2K DCP

World premiere

With

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

Crew

Written and directed by
Tilman Singer
Director of Photography
Paul Faltz
Editing
Tilman Singer, Fabian Podeszwa
Music
Simon Waskow
Sound Design
Henning Hein
Sound
Simon Waskow
Production Design
Dario Méndez Acosta
Production Design
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

Biography

Tilman Singer

Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1988, he began by producing commercials in the USA, France and Germany before studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He has directed several short films, commercials and music videos. Luz is his debut feature film. He currently lives and works in Cologne.

Filmography

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

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
www.khm.de