The Love Witch

The Love Witch is a 2016 American comedy horror film written, edited, directed, produced, and scored by Anna Biller. The film stars Samantha Robinson as Elaine Parks, a modern-day witch who uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her with disastrous results. Shot in Los Angeles and Arcata, California, it premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.[3][4] In May 2016, it was acquired for distribution at the Cannes Marché du Film by Oscilloscope Laboratories.[5][6]

The Love Witch
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnna Biller
Written byAnna Biller
Produced byAnna Biller
CinematographyM. David Mullen
Edited byAnna Biller
Music byAnna Biller
Anna Biller Productions
Distributed byOscilloscope Laboratories
Release dates
  • January 31, 2016 (2016-01-31) (IFFR)
  • November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$246,218[2]

The film received a limited release in the United States on November 11, 2016.[7] The Love Witch was shot on 35mm film, and printed from an original cut negative.[8] The film was acclaimed by critics for its playful tribute to 1960s horror and Technicolor films, combined with its serious inquiry into contemporary gender roles.[9][10]

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