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Luz

Comparisons do not come easy with “Luz,” an arresting first feature for German writer-director Tilman Singer that is equal measures demonic-possession thriller, experiment in formalist rigor, and flummoxing narrative puzzle-box. Done, almost incredibly, as a film-studies thesis project, this modestly scaled yet slick and conceptually audacious enterprise commands attention. At the very least, it’s an auspicious debut. Whether it has commercial prospects will depend on the willingness First Match of distributors go to out on a limb for a movie whose genre selling points are more suggested than depicted, and whose aesthetic is as almost abstractly minimalist as its story theme is lurid. (They’ll also have to cope with the slim running time, which is exactly as long as it needs to be.)

Singer opens matters with a very loooong long-shot, as a young woman in boyish dress shambles into what turns out to be a police station. This is Luz (Luana Velia), who dazedly drops coins in a beverage vending machine before addressing some inexplicable words to the receptionist. Becoming Astrid Words that, like many here, we’ll later hear repeated in entirely different contexts, by different people who may even then be imagining themselves elsewhere, and furthermore might be inhabiting bodies other than their own. “Luz” doesn’t make sussing any of this out at all simple. But it does make it very intriguing.

Meanwhile (though the film’s chronology can be highly debatable), two strangers converse in a bar. The woman (Julia Riedler as Nora) is the aggressor, plying the man (Jan Blurhardt’s Dr. Rossini) with drinks and drugs in a vaguely threatening manner. She wants his professional expertise as a psychotherapist, on behalf of a friend she purportedly met long ago at a Chilean Catholic girls’ school — or It Comes so she says. Things go from weird to weirder before the two repair to the bathroom, where some kind of supernatural transformation occurs between them.

Duration: 70 min

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IMDb: 7.3

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Luz
Luz