20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

10th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 23-27, 2022

Luzifer

Austria, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 22 9:00 PM Buy
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Available to watch Apr 29 - May 1
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description

Inspired by the true story of an exorcism, LUZIFER looks at the psyché of a child raised by his mother on the fringes of society.

Johannes (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT, GREAT FREEDOM, UNDINE) is an innocent, Kaspar Hauser-like man with the heart of a child. He lives secluded in an alpine hut together with his eagle and his devout mother. Daily life in this isolated world is governed by prayer and ritual. But suddenly, modern objects and disruptive noises intrude between nature and worship. A tourist development threatens to poison their paradise and awaken the devil.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantastic Fest 2021
Locarno Film Festival 2021
Pendance Film Festival 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Peter Brunner is a filmmaker from Vienna. His works have premiered at renowned international film festivals including Slamdance, IFFR, and Karlovy Vary, and have received many awards. His previous films include MY BLIND HEART (2013), THOSE WHO FALL HAVE WINGS (2015) and TO THE NIGHT (2018).

press for Luzifer

"With some shocking scenes (but fitting its theme), LUZIFER creates a world of concentrated energy you don't want to visit -and yet you somehow feel compelled to do so."
- Film Is A Fine Affair
"LUZIFER is a modern-day Frankenstein, where boundaries between moral and amoral have been blurred by a distorted interpretation of a strict religious doctrine."
- Screen Anarchy

details

Narrative / Horror / Drama

German | English Subtitles
103 minutes

credits

Director
Peter Brunner

Producers
Georg Aschauer
Ulrich Seidl

Screenwriter
Peter Brunner

Cinematographer
Peter Flinckenberg

Cast
Franz Rogowski
Susanne Jensen

community

awards

Best Actor, Franz Rogowski, Fantastic Film Festival, 2021
Best Direction, Boccalino d´Oro Locarno 2021
Best Actor, Franz Rogowski and Best Actress, Susanne Jensen, Sitges International Film Festival 2021