Double Feature: STARRY EYES
Andrezj Zulawski’s masterpiece made at the height of his own emotional turmoil is the most brilliant and screwed-up exploration of divorce ever committed to the silver screen. Mark (Sam Neill) is a spy, often away from home, finds his wife seeking a divorce after returning from a mission.
On the surface amicable to the whole thing, Mark starts following his wife, investigating her secrets and inadvertently unleashing a hell from which no-one will escape unscathed.
Touched by brutality and blessed with moments of eye-popping gross-out body horror, this fantastic thriller-drama shot on location in Berlin, West Germany is a masterpiece without any sort of equal: the acting by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill remain unmatched as the couple who are literally tearing chunks of each other whilst the brilliant obscene sound design and eerie score add more atmosphere to a film which is already dripping. A must-see experience on the big screen,
Beyond Fest are proud to present ‘Possession’ as a double bill with ‘Starry Eyes’ as the choice of director Dennis Widmyer as one of the key influences on his stunning film.
Director: Andrezj Zulawski
Country: France/West Germany
Runtime: 124 minutes