Possessor ★★★★½

You're Not Yourself.
A mind-melting dystopian nightmare, Possessor is full of creativity, vivid colours, and just a small pinch of extreme graphic violence.
Brandon Cronenberg creates a world where experimental science fiction meets visceral body horror and psychedelic hallucinations haunt Andrea Riseborough as she takes control of people's minds to eliminate her targets.
A fascinating concept that matches the neo-noir style - it's a real joy when a film fully commits to the world its created, pushing the limits with gruesome practical effects and stunning cinematography. As the characters become more unstable, the film loses its grip on reality with flashes of bright colours and overwhelming imagery making for a numbing and immersive experience.
Though I wish it embraced it nonsensical nature more rather than attempting to justify it, Possessor is an intense attack on the senses which manages to find the beauty amongst the skull-crushing violence.

LFF: Film 28
London Film Festival 2020: Ranked.

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