Film - The Love Witch

The Love Witch comes to cinemas, DVD/BluRay and VoD in March...

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 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 will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Written, produced, directed, scored and designed by Anna Biller and starring Samantha Robinson, this tribute to 1960s/70s low-budget horrors, classic American soap operas, Technicolor melodramas and vintage sexploitation aesthetics is an affectionate masterful pastiche with a deft feminist bite.

When asked about the movie Anna Biller said "I wanted to make a movie about a witch, because I think that every woman is made to feel like a witch by the men who don’t understand her: that is, mysterious, dangerous, different, abnormal. Elaine, the main character of The Love Witch, has men constantly freaking out around her because of her sexiness. But they don’t really love her, and this makes her feel lonely and alienated. So she takes her revenge. It’s a fun movie in that I went all the way with my cinema fantasies, going deeply into the visual world of an iconic witch, but it’s also a realistic portrait of a pathological narcissist. Elaine is monstrous, wreaking havoc wherever she goes, but she is also sympathetic, because she has essentially been driven mad by being a woman, and is struggling to find love and acceptance in a world that has disappointed her at every turn."

We'll have a review for you soon, in the meantime watch the trailer.

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