LUZ premiered at Fantasia Fest 2018, and has been generating huge amounts of fan adoration ever since. Attendees of Fantastic Fest 2018 will soon have their chance to find out what the buzz is all about this September, when it makes its US premier.
The teaser gives us brief splashes of visuals heavily inspired by classic giallo and 70s Spanish horror. That along with the fact that it is completely filmed in 16mm, LUZ looks like it’s going to be right up our alley.
A rainy night. A dazed and numb young cabdriver, LUZ, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station. Across town in a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves. She tells the Doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’s rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls. Increasingly drunk on her story, Rossini turns into an easy prey in Nora’s hands, but he’s soon called away to the police station to examine her. Supervised by his colleagues, the doctor puts LUZ in a state of hypnosis that initiates a series of flashbacks, unfolding the events leading to her arrival. 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.