Brandon Cronenberg, CAN 2020
Hallucinatory out-of-body experiences, body horror, macabre satire. One of the things I said after seeing Possessor was: “you can tell this is a Cronenberg movie”. But even though Brandon is ’the son of’, he is certainly no lesser version of David Cronenberg. In fact, Possessor is a unique sci-fi horror that conveys a fleshy and chilly corporate world like no other film.
In the film we follow Tasya Vos, an elite corporate assassin. To take out her targets, she uses brain implant technology to take control of people’s bodies. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, se becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her. Get ready for Andrea Riseborough (known from Mandy) and Christopher Abbott, who take ultra-violent psychological warfare to the next level.