17752Possessor
Canadian Narrative Feature Competition

POSSESSOR

Year 2020
Runtime 102 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • In-Cinema Only

Tasya (Andrea Riseborough, LUXOR) is a corporate agent who colonizes other people's bodies using brain-implant technology, using them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company she works for. Although she is remarkably good at her job, her experiences have lead to problems in her own life, as she struggles to suppress violent memories and sudden urges. When her mental strain begins to intensify, she starts losing control and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott, BLACK BEAR) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.

Director Brandon Cronenberg’s (ANTIVIRAL, CIFF 2012) splendid mind-bending style pushes this horror thriller to shocking new heights with an efficient mystery that is both grotesque and rich. POSSESSOR is a violent shocker that will surely be impossible to shake.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2020
Director
Brandon Cronenberg
Executive Producer
Gary Hamilton, Ryan Hamilton, Ying Ye, Adrian Love, Noah Segal, Dave Bishop, Steven Squillante, Tony Roman, David U. Lee, Daniel Negret, Simon Williams, Vaishali Mistry
Producer
Niv Fichman, Andy Starke, Kevin Krikst, Fraser Ash
Screenwriter
Brandon Cronenberg
Cinematographer
Karim Hussain
Editor
Matthew Hannam
Music
Jim Williams
Cast
Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton