American feminist filmmaker Anna Biller is a true auteur, known for her flamboyant and intelligent use of film genres, humour, and visual excess, to talk about female roles within culture.
For over twenty years, she has been casting herself in candy-coloured films, borrowing from various genres, and translating the aesthetic into her fascinating and absorbing world view. Not only is she a talented and engaging writer, director, musician and actor, but also painstakingly creates all the colourful stylised sets and costumes herself.
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is 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 seem to work just a little too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims behind her. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to love, and be loved in return, will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a stunning visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
"a spellbinding feminist delight" - INDIEWIRE