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Possessor - Human Resources

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  • Tue 14 Dec
  • 103 minutes
  • Director: Brandon Cronenberg
  • Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Sean Bean, Rossif Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Canada (2020)


Painting a grim, surreal portrait of the all-encompassing nature of the gig economy, Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi horror mindbender features Andrea Riseborough as a body-swapping assassin undergoing a seriously bad case of the Mondays. When her latest job threatens to shatter her already fragile sense of self, the resulting chaos sends her down a rabbit hole of violence and psychological terror that she may not come back from. Cronenberg’s stylish and haunting critique of contemporary society’s increasingly shaky sense of what it means to have a work-life balance stands out as one of the most hard-hitting explorations of work in recent memory.

This screening is part of Human Resources, a season of films exploring the depiction of work and labour on screen. The season is curated by Ryan Ninesling, an MA student in Film Studies, Programming, and Curation, in partnership with the National Film and Television School, Close-up Film Centre, and the Genesis Cinema.