After debuting with the feature film Antiviral (2012), many eyes focused on Brandon Cronenberg. The name Cronenberg could be a heavy load, especially if you chose to follow your father’s steps and become a writer and director of weird horror and science-fiction movies. But, yet, he is managing to deliver interesting concepts, upgrading his father David Cronenberg’s early sick film obsessions to the current times. And his second feature film, Possessor (2020) is undoubtfully following those steps.
In the movie, Tasya Vos is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.
Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor (2020) is starred by Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Tiio Horn, Rossif Sutherland, Christopher Jacot, Hanneke Talbot, Gabrielle Graham, Rachael Crawford, Raoul Bhaneja, and Gage Graham-Arbuthnot.
Filming for Possessor (2020) began on April 9, 2019. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and achieved mostly positive reviews. After that, it’s been part of the Fantasy Filmfest in Germany, and L’Étrange Festival in France. It will also be part of the line-ups of London Film Festival, and Sitges Film Festival, where it is in the Official Fantàstic Competition for the Best Motion Picture. It is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on October 2, 2020, by Neon and Elevation Pictures.
Here you can watch the trailer for Possessor (2020).
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