Brandon Cronenberg has certainly taken a page from his famous father’s playbook with Possessor. If you like the likes of Gattaca, eXistenZ and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Possessor will wet your appetite in it’s chilling and stark tale.
Possessor follows an agent, played by both Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott who works for a secretive organization (led by Jennifer Jason Leigh) that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
Possessor has already made the rounds in the US, but expect it to drop on a streaming service near you sometime soon. We hear there is even an uncut version of the film – I’ll be wanting to watch that!
The 64th BFI London Film Festival was the first ever edition of the event to be widely accessible across the UK, with over 50 virtual premieres, free online events and cinema screenings.
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