‘Possession’ among Zulawski’s unrelenting works
In 1981’s “Possession,” whose director’s cut the Harvard Film Archive is showing on Saturday and Nov. 24 and 25, Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill get a divorce. She’s found someone new. He’s upset. He spends the entire movie trying to get her change her mind. She spends most of the movie doing nothing terribly consistent — well, not nothing. Adjani was at the height of her impassive exotic-eroticism. Andrzej Zulawski wanted the exotic and the erotic, just none of the impassive.