Canadian Brandon Cronenberg is winning international awards with his new horror-meets-science-fiction film Possessor.
Hot on the heels of its Sundance premiere, Possessor Uncut just won two top prizes at the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Best Feature Film and Best Director!
Back in 2012, Sitges named Cronenberg (the son of filmmaker David Cronenberg) Best New Director when he hit the circuit with his debut Antiviral. (Speaking of which, did you know Antiviral premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section that same year?)
Eight years later, Brandon Cronenberg’s second feature is thrilling and terrifying critics and audiences, having hit Canadian theatres this month with distributor Elevation Pictures, and US theatres with Neon. Fans in the UK will be able to catch Possessor in late November through a Signature Entertainment deal.
The Toronto-based filmmaker directed and penned this frightening, graphic, and violent tale with some intense psychological themes. The story follows Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) whose futuristic assassination methods as a corporate agent involve possessing people so they do the killing. But what happens when she finds herself in a mind that wants control? The film’s cast also includes Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Canadian actor Rossif Sutherland, among others!