Possession: Directed by Andrzej Zulawski. With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent. A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Reportedly filmed during an ugly divorce of the Director from his wife, this is a fantastic mess of a movie that lets the horror of losing your mind linger on frame slightly longer than is comfortable, presents all sorts of questions, and answers nearly none of them. Would I suggest this film to just anyone? Nope. If you’re looking for some weird af body horror about the emotional violence of divorce, both of the marital and political kind, then maybe I would.
“I call it the most extreme film I’ve ever made, in every possible respect, and he asked of us things I wouldn’t and couldn’t go to now. And I think I only just escaped that film with my sanity barely intact.” —Sam Neil