no Value for FAVICON
24th Athens International Film Festival

Possession

Censored in many countries, "Possession" quickly became the ultimate 80s cult item, while the enchanting Isabelle Adjani was rightfully awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards for delivering one of the best female performances of all time.

After experiencing a bitter breakup, Andrzej Zulawski decided to revive the story of a woman (Isabelle Adjani), who abandons her husband (Sam Neil) and her lover for a mysterious creature that seemingly feeds on repressed desires, with the relentless tension it deserved.

Her actions set off a chain reaction of violent encounters, bloody murders, extreme behavior and inexplicable transformations, against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall.

The location is no coincidence, as Zulawski fleshes out his heroine's internal demons, placing the chronicle of a wrecked marriage in the heart of a divided city, camouflaging a family drama with political undertones as a surreal horror film.

Censored in many countries, "Possession" quickly became the ultimate 80s cult item, while the enchanting Isabelle Adjani was rightfully awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards for delivering one of the best female performances of all time. Th.P.


possession / μια γυναίκα δαιμονισμένη - trailer by NyxtesPremieras

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Andrzej Zulawski

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Andrzej Zulawski, Frederic Tuten

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Bruno Nuytten, Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz

Μουσική / Music
Andrzej Korzynski

Μοντάζ / Editors
Marie-Sophie Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill
Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent Johanna Hofer, Carl Duering

Γαλλία, Δ. Γερμανία / France, West Germany
1981
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
123'
Αγγλικά / English


      Andrzej Zulawski: In Extremis

      Andrzej Zulawski: In Extremis

      The Third Part of the Night

      The Third Part of the Night

      Based on his own father's experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland, who allowed lice to feed on his blood in the name of a German anti-typhus vaccine, Zulawski delivers a feverish, elliptical debut, turning a little-known aspect of WWII into an existential horror movie.

      The Devil

      The Devil

      The outcome is a monumental grand guignol opera, an extravaganza of choreographed violence and political allegory that sardonically alludes to the 1968 French student riots, despite taking place during the 18th Century Partition of Poland.

      That Most Important Thing: Love

      That Most Important Thing: Love

      One of the most painfully romantic art house hits of the 70s, "That Most Important Thing: Love" comes complete with a heartrending soundtrack by Georges Delerue and a career-defining performance by Romy Schneider.

      On the Silver Globe

      On the Silver Globe

      Βased on "The Lunar Trilogy" written by his uncle Jerzy Zulawski, Andrzej will embark on a labyrinthine allegorical saga oscillating between Andrei Tarkovsky's philosophical science fiction and Alejandro Jodorowsky's surrealist iconography.