THE LOVE WITCH

by Anna Biller
THE LOVE WITCH

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2016

Length: 120'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

California, the 1960s. When beautiful Elaine, who calls herself a love witch, is widowed under mysterious circumstances, she decides to move from San Francisco to a small town where magic and orgiastic rites are tolerated. Here, through potions and spells, she can begin her search for the ideal man. Often with bloody consequences… [cg]

Director

Anna Biller

Anna Biller

Anna Biller has directed musical plays such as Princess Butterfly (2001) and The Lady Cat (1995) and has completed a number of short and middle-length films, such as Three Examples of Myself as Queen (1994), Fairy Ballet (1998), The Lady Cat ( 2001), The Hypnotist (2001) and the acclaimed horror-western short A Visit from the Incubus (2001). She is known for her use of film genres, humour, the burlesque and visual excess of her films, and for her colourful stylized sets and costumes, which she creates herself. She has a BA in art from UCLA and an MFA in art and film from CalArts. In 2006 she directed her first feature film, Viva, shown at Torino Film Festival together with a selection of other works from her filmography.

Filmography:
Three Examples of Myself as Queen (cm, 1994), Fairy Ballet (cm, 1998), The Lady Cat (cm, 2001), A Visit from the Incubus (cm, 2001), The Hypnotist (mm, 2001), Viva (2006), The Love Witch (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura, montaggio, scenografia, costumi, musica, produttore/director, story, screenplay, film editing, production design , costume design, music, producer
Anna Biller
fotografia/cinematography
M. David Mullen
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Samantha Robinson (Elaine), Gian Keys (Griff), Laura Waddell (Trish), Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Wayne), Jared Sanford (Gahan), Robert Seeley (Richard), Jennifer Ingrum (Barbara)
produzione/production
Anna Biller Productions


contatti/contacts
OscilloScope
Cameron Swanagon
cameron@oscilloscope.net
www.oscilloscope.net

Director statement

“The witch is a very loaded female image, as she stands for both female power and the male fear of female sexuality. She is the female version of the serial killer: a woman who kills for love. She is pathologically narcissistic, and I try to show how the world looks to her from the inside. I was inspired by films such as Polanski’s Repulsion, which details the nightmarish inner life of a damaged woman, and Hitchcock’s Marnie, which had the Technicolor look and horror-romance quality that I and my cinematographer were going for.” 

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California, the 1960s. When beautiful Elaine, who calls herself a love witch, is widowed under mysterious circumstances, she decides to move from San Francisco to a small town where magic and orgiastic rites are tolerated. Here, through potions and spells, she can begin her search for the ideal man. Often with bloody consequences… [cg]

Director All about direction

Anna Biller

Anna Biller

Anna Biller has directed musical plays such as Princess Butterfly (2001) and The Lady Cat (1995) and has completed a number of short and middle-length films, such as Three Examples of Myself as Queen (1994), Fairy Ballet (1998), The Lady Cat ( 2001), The Hypnotist (2001) and the acclaimed horror-western short A Visit from the Incubus (2001). She is known for her use of film genres, humour, the burlesque and visual excess of her films, and for her colourful stylized sets and costumes, which she creates herself. She has a BA in art from UCLA and an MFA in art and film from CalArts. In 2006 she directed her first feature film, Viva, shown at Torino Film Festival together with a selection of other works from her filmography.

Filmography:
Three Examples of Myself as Queen (cm, 1994), Fairy Ballet (cm, 1998), The Lady Cat (cm, 2001), A Visit from the Incubus (cm, 2001), The Hypnotist (mm, 2001), Viva (2006), The Love Witch (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura, montaggio, scenografia, costumi, musica, produttore/director, story, screenplay, film editing, production design , costume design, music, producer
Anna Biller
fotografia/cinematography
M. David Mullen
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Samantha Robinson (Elaine), Gian Keys (Griff), Laura Waddell (Trish), Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Wayne), Jared Sanford (Gahan), Robert Seeley (Richard), Jennifer Ingrum (Barbara)
produzione/production
Anna Biller Productions


contatti/contacts
OscilloScope
Cameron Swanagon
cameron@oscilloscope.net
www.oscilloscope.net

Director statement Read more

“The witch is a very loaded female image, as she stands for both female power and the male fear of female sexuality. She is the female version of the serial killer: a woman who kills for love. She is pathologically narcissistic, and I try to show how the world looks to her from the inside. I was inspired by films such as Polanski’s Repulsion, which details the nightmarish inner life of a damaged woman, and Hitchcock’s Marnie, which had the Technicolor look and horror-romance quality that I and my cinematographer were going for.”