To say I’m excited for Luz would be an understatement. From the first time I laid eyes on its hypnotic poster to drooling through this debut teaser, there’s very little about Tilman Singer’s feature film debut that doesn’t get my motor running.

The film has screened a handful of times now; securing various accolades and rave reviews on each occasion. But some writers have been quick to point out the unorthodox storytelling that Singer utilizes. Here’s how Singer puts it himself:

Luz is a sensuous thriller; a thriller that plays with the sensory perception of the audience. I wanted to write a story, a very simple story, that can only be told in a movie this way. What is complicated, however, is how it is told, nested within diegetic flashbacks. For example, we use an additional layer of sound that adds a past reality to a present reality. The credibility of both realities is questioned at all times. The viewer attempts to answer this question of credibility and therefore has to, with sharpened senses, fully engage in image and sound.”

You know the MH crew loves filmmakers that challenge their audience, and it looks like that’s just one of many ways that Luz will dazzle us later this year. For now, check out the debut teaser, and let us know what you think.

Plot Synopsis:

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 – Luz. 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 Luz. 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.