El Señor, the leader of a small cult in the mountains, returns one day to his village with a child who is purported to be the new messiah. But when only pain and destruction befall the community, El Señor finds himself under attack from his own followers, including his three daughters, whose burgeoning femininity has already caused them to question their faith.
Equally mystical and terrifying, LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL is a fantasy folk horror film where tranquility belies a simmering evil.
Starring: Yuri Vargas, Conrado Osorio, Andrea Esquivel, Sharon Guzman, Jim Munoz
Directed and written by: Juan Diego Escobar Alzate
“FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF THE RECENT RESURGENCE OF FOLK-HORROR, FROM EGGERS’ THE WITCH AND THE LIGHTHOUSE, TO ARI ASTER’S MIDSOMMAR, AND LUKAS FEIGELFELD’S HAGAZUSSA, LUZ IS ESSENTIAL VIEWING.”
– SCREEN ANARCHY
“A BOLD, POETIC AND STARK MOTION PICTURE. A DEBUT THAT IMPRESSES.”
“AN EXTRAORDINARILY BOLD PIECE OF FILMMAKING.”
– JENNIE KERMODE, EYE FOR FILM
World Premiere – Oficial Fantàstic Competición – Sitges 2019
Winner – Silver Skull Award – Best Latinamerican Feature Film – Morbido 2019
Winner – Best Iberoamerican Film, Best Actress, Best Photography, Best Montage – Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2019
Winner Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Male Performance, Best Cinematography – Horrible Imaginings, U.S 2020
Winner Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Male Performance – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, U.S 2020
Nominee – Best Latin Film of the Year – MIFF Melies International Festivals Federation