Elaine drives around in a bright red, convertible Mustang and dresses in Victorian dresses. But she is also a love witch who enchants and then swiftly despatches men.
The American Anna Biller has created a fantastical feminist fantasy around this cold-blooded femme fatale. It plays with archetypes and film genres ranging from the women’s pictures from the 1950s to the campy exploitation films from the 1960s. And all bathed in a sublime, overwhelming aesthetic. Scintillating extravaganza.
> The Love Witch. US, dir.: Anna Biller, act.: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise