21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema


Germany, United States, 2024: 103 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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On a trip to the German Alps with her father and stepmother, Gretchen discovers that the resort town where they’re staying hides sinister secrets, as she’s plagued by strange noises and frightening visions of a woman pursuing her.

Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in the German Alps with his new family. Arriving at their future residence, they are greeted by Mr. König, her father's boss, who takes an inexplicable interest in Gretchen's mute half-sister Alma. Something doesn't seem right in this tranquil vacation paradise. Gretchen is plagued by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family. The film, shot on 35 mm, features EUPHORIA’s star Hunter Schafer alongside a brilliant and terrifying Dan Stevens. Following his festival sensation LUZ, German director Tilman Singer has once again succeeded in creating an atmospheric and visually outstanding horror trip with an original plot and perfidious twists.

Berlinale 2024
SXSW 2024

Born in Leipzig, Tilman Singer graduated from the famed Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He has directed several short films, commercials and music videos. His debut feature film LUZ was a festival sensation and received unanimous praise from the trades. He currently lives and works in Berlin. CUCKOO is his second feature film.

press for Cuckoo

"Sure to be a cult classic, it’s quite literally cuckoo – and often gloriously so."
- Time Out
"A fun midnight genre romp ... It's incredibly strange and deviously fun."
- Mashable


Narrative / Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / First Feature

103 minutes


Tilman Singer

Executive Producers
Tom Quinn
Jeff Deutchman
Jason Wald
Emily Thomas
Ryan Friscia

Markus Halberschmidt
Josh Rosenbaum
Maria Tsigka
Ken Kao
Thor Bradwell

Tilman Singer

Paul Faltz

Hunter Schafer
Jessica Henwick
Dan Stevens
Marton Csokas
Mila Lieu

Simon Waskow