Possession

  • Dir: Andrzej Zuławski

  • France/West Germany, 1981, 124min, 35mm

  • Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

Divisiveness and duplicity are at the heart of Zuławski’s cult classic, morphing the realism of Scenes from a Marriage (1973) into the schizoid of Repulsion. The agony of a broken relationship is unfolded in an eclectic hybridization of bloody savage and demonic alien, conceiving a celluloid canvas of intense emotional torment accentuated by Isabelle Adjani’s Cannes-winning performance of shamanistic convulsion in the Berlin subway. A viscerally acute portrayal of the human soul torn apart by violent contradictions through disorienting framing and distorted shots pervaded by horror, yet with a genius sense of sadness.

1981 Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress

Marvelous Four: 100 Years of Polish Independence Post-screening seminar
Date: 4.11.2018(SUN)
Time: 4:05-4:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema
Speaker: Bryan Chang and Geoffrey Wong

Free Admission.Conducted in Cantonese

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.