Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 psychosexual nightmare Possession returns as part of our Sight & Sound & Screams series.
Sam Neill plays Mark, who has returned home to West Berlin, where his wife Anna (in a fearlessly manic performance by Isabelle Adjani) awaits a divorce. As he worries about their son Bob – under the neglectful care of Anna – and in the midst of heightening tension between the former couple, Mark hires a private investigator to follow her. But without warning, a frightening discovery is made in her bedroom, causing a domino effect of hysteria, doppelgängers, and bodily fluids to unravel with no end in sight.
Written during a real-life divorce experienced by Zulawski, Possession is a whirlwind of intense, surrealistic strife carried by a tremendously committed Neill and Adjani, who won Best Actress for her performance at the 34th Cannes Film Festival.
- Rating R
- Running time 124
- Genre Horror