Sunday, July 22, 2012


Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 film Possession is one hell of a weird film.  Both Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani writhe and shout their way through the film.  Their characters and the relationship between them shifts constantly, the plot is clouded at times, and it all ends (predictably?) in a sweaty, tentacle sex-filled nightmare where identity and fidelity are both called into question.

This evening offers one more chance to see the 35mm print of the director's cut at The Hollywood Theatre.  Lovers of psychosexually-charged and unhinged material won't want to miss it.

Here's what the Hollywood has to say about the film:

For fans of the early films of David Cronenberg and David Lynch, this movie blurs the line between high art and grotesque horror. The film was heavily edited when originally released in the United States, with over 40 minutes cut from the running time. This new print is the original director’s cut of the film. Possession (1981) Mark (Sam Neill) comes home from months on the road to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani in an incredible performance) ready to divorce him. Distraught and angry, he tracks down her lover, but discovers a secret hidden from both of the men. Anna has given birth to a demon lover, and she’ll go to violent lengths to protect it. When doppelgangers of Mark and Anna appear (also played by Neill and Adjani), the couple grow increasingly erratic, as they sink deeper into madness and obsession.

Possession screens at the Hollywood Theatre on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd at 9:30pm.  More info available here.

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