The Love Witch

The Love Witch 15

Reclaiming the Witch

Film

Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018

Director:
Anna Biller
Cast:
Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell |
Duration:
120 mins, 2016, USA
Primary language:
English

A spellbinding homage to 1970s sexploitation films and technicolour melodramas of the 1960s.

Shot in sumptuous 35mm, the film follows Samantha Robinson in her breakout performance as Elaine, a beautiful, young witch determined to find a man to (literally) charm into loving her. However, once entranced by her potions, Elaine realises that each one of her hapless victims is not what she desires.

Soaked in Biller’s unique visual style, The Love Witch is a stylish throwback and remarkable examination of female desire.