A supernatural creature slowly closes in on its taxi driver prey by embedding itself into unsuspecting individuals around her.
Chilean taxi driver Luz finds herself haunted by her past when she picks up Nora, an ex-schoolmate, at the airport of the German city where she works. Their sudden reunion prompts the resurrection of a creature that has longed for Luz since her schooling days; it takes Nora as a medium and goes after Luz. Jumping out of her moving cab to escape, Luz stumbles into a police station in a trance, puzzling officers Bertillion and Olarte. The duo brings in a psychotherapist to hypnotize Luz, who then reveals the disturbing happenings of the night.
What started as director Tilman Singer’s thesis film has turned into a festival gem, stunning audiences with its nostalgic cinematography and its experimentations in narrative chronology and sound design. This mindbender will provide new meaning to the concept of a ‘possessive relationship’.
Cast & Credits
Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1988, Tilman Singer produced short films and commercials in the U.S., France and Germany before studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His short work includes a Coca-Cola/Moleskine commercial and a music video for the German band Woman. Luz is his debut feature film.
Tilman Singer, Dario Mendez Acosta
Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Julia Riedler
*Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, New Horizons International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Fantasia Festival 2018