Love Witch, The: Written and Directed by Anna Biller

The latest film written, produced, and directed by Anna Biller, The Love Witch, debuted at the Rotterdam Film Fest and then screened at BAMcinemaFest and Fantasia.

Oscilloscope Laboratories will release THE LOVE WITCH in 35mm in LA at the Nuart on November 11 and in NY November 18, with additional screenings at select theaters across the country.

Biller is known for her use of classic film genres to describe and to dissect female roles within mainstream culture, coding feminist ideas within cinematic aesthetics and visual pleasure.

Her work it’s pretty much a one-woman show: She creates her own costumes and set designs, making props and paintings as well as composing and scoring for her films.

The tale’s heroine is Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch, determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and crime

Shot ravishingly on 35mm with a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers and pulp fiction of the past, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.  The filming and editing are impressively elegant and precise, resulting in a captivating feature that while telling an intriguing, rather perverse, story, also makes sharp commentary on patriarchy and its effects on both men and women.

Running Time: 120 minutes

Rating: Not Rated