Germany, 2018, 70min
Production design by Dario Mendez Acosta, photographed by Paul Faltz, original music by Simon Waskow, sound design by Jonas Lux & Henning Hein & Steffen Pfauth, executive produced by Mario von Grumbkow & Luisa Stricker, an Academy of Media Arts Cologne production, funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, directed by Tilman Singer.
“A rainy night. Dazed and numb, Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. In a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora tells the Doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’ rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves - Luz. Increasingly drunk on both alcohol and Nora’s story, Rossini turns into easy prey. When called to the police station, the now demonically revived doctor puts Luz in a state of hypnosis, supervised by his colleagues, commissioner Bertillon and her translator Olarte. Luz recalls the events predating her arrival at the police station. But the entity that has taken control of the doctor wants something more. Bit by bit it slips into Luz’ reenactment and makes old memories come to light.”
Festival Screenings 2018: Berlin Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival (best actress), Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Fantasia Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival, German Film Week Mexico, Octopus Film Festival, Motel X, Fantasy Filmfest, L'Etrange Film Festival, Fantastic Fest (special mention), Sydney Underground Film Festival, Strasbourg Fantastic Film Festival, Oldenburg International Film Festival, Lund Fantastic Film Festival, Fractured Visions Film Festival (best film, best cinematography), Slash Film Fest (best film), Milano Film Festival (best film), Sitges, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (best sound design), Beyond Fest, Crested Butte FF, Razor Reel, Phenomena Film Festival (best sound design), Ithaca Fantastik Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Shivers Film Festival