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Possession (1981) 4K Restoration

Opens on October 15

Director: Andrzej Żuławski Run Time: 123 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1981

Starring: Heinz Bennent, Isabelle Adjani, Johanna Hofer, Margit Carstensen, Sam Neill

Country: France, West Germany
Language: English, French, German

“remains one of the most grueling, powerful, and overwhelmingly intense cinematic experiences that you are likely to have in your lifetime”

Peter Sobczynski for Roger Ebert

About the film:

Official Selection of the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. Professional spy Mark returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions.

For her portrayal of Anna, Isabelle Adjani earned Best Actress at both Cannes and the César Awards. Banned in the UK upon its original release in 1981, Żuławski’s Possession was heavily edited and only released to U.S. audiences two years later.

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