Dir. Andrzej Zulawski (1981).
Made with an international cast in still-divided Berlin, Possession starts as an unusually violent breakup film, takes a turn toward Repulsion-style psychological breakdown, escalates into splatterific body horror. “Over the top” doesn’t begin to characterize it or Isabelle Adjani’s performance as an unfaithful wife who (literally) brings her (or our) delusions to life.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 8, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 7, 2011