I think that Possession works so well for me because it mixes Zulawski’s style and themes with the horror genre that I so love especially the art-horror subgenre and because it stars some of my favorite actors giving such great performances. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. She ominously tells him she “miscarried Sister Faith, and what left was Sister Chance. While Mark and Anna are back together, Mark is now a monstrous clone of himself, fully insane, and Anna who loves the monster loves him. I’m not very good at plot synopsis, and I very rarely write reviews, but this film could quite possibly be a distant cousin to David Lynchs ‘Eraserhead’, in that it involves a marriage gone wrong, a perhaps mutant baby, infidelity, and so much more that is felt emotionally rather than explained and read into. There is this one scene that demonstrates how feelings and emotions can make you blow up in anger, and make you completely loose it. Interestingly, Rambaldi has a direct connection to my precious Italian horror hobby. It’s one of those films that I’ve heard a lot about but never managed to see.

You have convienced me to seek it out. Review by Sam M. The camera focuses on the supposedly sliced arm. And a damn fine example of what the genre is capable of, it is. Click the ‘Read notes’ button to see his…. She’s a woman coming apart at the seams – laughing, crying, self-mutilating as her extramarital transgression seemingly drives her to the brink of insanity. Woman spirit birthed up from the grave womb of the earth.

I think that Possession works so well for me because it mixes Zulawski’s style and themes with the horror genre that I so love especially the art-horror subgenre and because it stars some of my favorite actors giving such great performances. The boy possesslon face down in the water at the end while Mark is in water as if face down but upright at the door As far as I can see, no one has addressed these questions at least not directly.

I don’t know how, it just does. It provokes emotions, because its overflowing with them.

Possession was released in a heavily-edited minute cut in the United States. All I got from that scene was that they payed him a butt load of cash. So the first movie I saw on this list was ‘s Society, and boy was that movie unique!!!

Mark raises his gun to shoot it but he and Anna are gunned down by a hail of bullets from the police below. Its like watching a theatrical play in cinematic form on acid.


Review / Analysis: Possession [] – The Corvid Review

I just finished watching the movie and I didn’t understand it, and this is how I got to poszession site. This article needs additional citations for verification. At the time, I had no idea what I was in for. A likely response would be to become unhinged with all your preconceptions and the structures of which you thought life itself zulaqski based upon become dashed and your mind untethered. The only Zulawski forum’s I know of is here, although its threadbare: It’s nice to know I’m not the only one zilawski to make sense of the movie: I could see that you focus too much on the relationship side of the movie, but there is much much more going on here.

View all posts by the Crow The Corvid Review. And to make things worse, this movie doesn’t give any excuse for the viewer to care to interpret anything or to even give it a thought. The woman commits herself wholesale to the scene she is in.

This is a difficult movie with many potential interpretations however, and that means it deserves solid discussion and analysis as a work of art, and is almost certainly the finest horror movie if the s.

Search for ” Possession ” on Amazon. I’m too overwhelmed to address all of your thoughts, but I want to interrogate your creatures-as-the-souls-of-the-men hypothesis. She’s also secretly fucking a tentacled monster in a dirty old apartment in Berlin. The scene is grueling and long, but it makes an impact.

Film Walrus Reviews: Review of Possession ()

Views Read Edit View history. Newer Post Older Post Home. Studios will not want to give you money to make your film because of the simple fact that your movie will probably be something that will be considered a hard sell. It concentrates mainly on the work of the actors and the operator but a few words are said about the inherent meaning of the whole picture and its particular elements despite this ‘love-pain’ collaboration and some other nonsignificant things.

That movie works as a metaphor in so many levels. Mark leaves to meet Heinrich at the bar, where he murders him in the bathroom and stages it to appears as an accidental death. But the best compliment one can give the film is that it’s a complete original. Also, there is a scene of dialogue where Anna and Mark are sitting on the couch and Anna starts fidgeting with her hands and screams something like ” Most notably Isabella Adjani who manages to be sexy and scary as hell at the same time.


How do we read these shots? Society, wow, I haven’t seen that one in a long time, but I do remember a lot of its crazier scenes, specially those dealings with the melding of all the bodies and the orgies and grotesque.

Schlock Corridor: POSSESSION (1981)

Mark is evasive and flees on Heinrich’s motorcycle. It started off as a kind of beating heart with tentacles, and grew into a more ‘man like’ figure each time it fed. The movement and staging of every scene is like a series of hypnotic dance sequences, between actors zlawski a very heightened reality and a Steadicam operator who probably died of exhaustion when production wrapped.

Lastly, thank you for your review. Isabelle Adjani, as Mark’s wife Anna, takes things to another level entirely. Filmed in Berlin inthe film debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalwhere Adjani won the award for Best Actress for her performance.

It sounds difficult, challenging and intriguing – I’m looking forward to comparing notes once I’ve seen it. The zulaeski day, he is powsession the kitchen again with his sleeves rolled up, but there are no cuts on his arm.

Then I had a heart attack.

When a character has a breakdown in this film both of the leads its a REAL breakdown. Anna’s true obsession has a somewhat gruesome process and nothing will stop her from reaching her end goal.

Who is the man with the Pink socks? I enjoy interpreting movies, and on the other: Mark Sam Neill and Anna Zulawsski Adjani are a married couple already on the brink of divorce as the film begins. Press the button to display 2 things. I think Possession is in the middle of his work as far as quality goes.

I’d been meaning to see it for the longest time, I now need to buy it and make it a permanent part of my collection! Thanks for commenting, glad you liked this interesting, bizarre film.