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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.

Writer/director Brandon Cronenberg’s splendid mindfuck cinema pushes this pulpy thriller—his second feature film—to startling new heights. Cronenberg scripts an efficient mystery that is colored rich and grotesque in the depths of his imagination. While Possessor dazzles with impeccable design and ambitious world building, the film remains grounded by the haunting lead performances of Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. If you are willing to accept the assignment, this violent shocker will be impossible to shake.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY World Cinema Dramatic Competition

COUNTRY Canada/United Kingdom

RUN TIME 104 min

COMPANY Arclight Films

WEBSITE http://www.arclightfilms.com

EMAIL ryan@arclightfilms.com

PHONE (310) 777-8855

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Artist Bio

Brandon Cronenberg

Brandon Cronenberg is a writer and director from Toronto, Canada. His debut feature film, Antiviral, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win a number of awards, including Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival and Best New Director at the Sitges Film Festival. His short film Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week.