Stills from Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981).
A new print is showing this week at Film Forum in NYC.
"A movie that has to be seen to be believed! Starts as an unusually violent breakup film, takes a turn toward Repulsion-style psychological breakdown, escalates into the avant-garde... and ends in the realm of pulp metaphysics... Adjani gives the performance of a lifetime – a veritable aria of hysteria... At once a dread-inducing ordeal, a bloody arabesque, and a swooning celebration of Adjani's long, cloaked form in perpetual motion." –J.Hoberman, The Village Voice
"Rewards repeated viewings... With its blood-and-gasoline-drenched apocalyptic ending, Possession joins the recent Melancholia in portraying the sense that it must be the literal end of the world simply because it feels that way." –L. Caldoran, Cinespect
"Looks creepy and chic to the max. Can't wait to see it if it ever comes out on DVD." –Pacific Standard
Here's the trailer:
If you're in NYC go see it here.