35MM PRINT! 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. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the 60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
"A metaphysical astonishment. The costumes and furnishings, Billers own handmade versions of the eras candy-coated extravagances, are as exquisitely arch and theatrical as the performances and the action, whichfor all their comic exaggerationecho with an uncanny symbolic power." The New Yorker
Anna Biller / 2016, USA 120min / 35mm
Grand Illusion Cinema (View)
1403 NE 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98105