Run time: 118 mins
Anna Biller concocts patriarchy’s ultimate fever dream – a young witch who seduces and murders her lovers in the pursuit of true love.
Elaine, a young witch, arrives in California. Taking up residency in a gothic apartment, she lures and seduces men, disposing of them when they fail to meet her expectations. In her pursuit of her ideal man, her obsession with love, derangement and murderous tendencies grow.
Shot on 35mm film to support a fabulously 60s aesthetic, The Love Witch is the psychedelic brainchild of Anna Biller. Biller, in her own right, is a true renaissance woman having directed, written, edited, produced, scored and designed the entire film. With influences as wide-ranging as the camp of 60s horror, Japanese silent films and French New Wave, Biller ensures that The Love Witch cannot be categorised – it is simply bewitching. The dedication that Biller has for her craft is obvious (she spent six months creating the rug from Elaine’s apartment). Don’t miss this absurd and spellbinding film. (research Freya Williams) Back by no demand whatsoever at Hallowe’en. It is one of those rare cinematic good new ideas that got through. Come and see it on the big screen. You’ll be very glad.