LuziferAustria, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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.
Fantastic Fest 2021
Locarno Film Festival 2021
Pendance Film Festival 2022
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
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