Andrzej Żuławski's POSSESSION
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About the Event
Join us in our haunted church sanctuary for especially bone-chilling experience Halloween weekend, the new 4K restoration of the psychological-horror masterpiece by Andrzej Żuławski, Starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill.
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s highly choreographed nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark (Sam Neill) returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani, in a role that earned her Best Actress at Cannes) insistent on a divorce. As Anna's frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. So continues the descent into a nightmarish maze of jealousy, carnality devoid of satisfaction, insanity, terror and murder where identity and reality are almost impossible to distinguish.
Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating, featuring a pulsating musical score, visceral imagery created by special effects legend Carlo Rambaldo of ALIEN fame, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen- Isabelle Adjani’s searing performance earned her the Best Actress award at Cannes in 1981. Originally censored in it's cut for the US market and banned in the UK for almost two decades, this newly restored edition showcases POSSESSION as the director intended. It remains every bit as powerful and shocking today as it was on release.
"Andrzej Żuławski's 1981 masterpiece is like no other film before or after it, a swirling, hallucinatory portrait of a marriage in shambles and a wife, husband, and lover ensnared in a stew of passions that lead only to Armageddon ... there's a frightening majesty to its lunacy."—Nick Schager, Esquire
“There are plenty of movies which seem to have been made by madmen. Possession may be the only film in existence which is itself mad: unpredictable, horrific, its moments of terrifying lucidity only serving to highlight the staggering derangement at its core.”—Tom Huddleston, Time Out