THE ADDICTION

Abel Ferrara, USA, 1995, Arrow Films, Arthouse

“Perhaps the most fabulously serpentine political work of Ferrara’s career...a quivering nexus of AIDS allegory, identity crisis, historical unease, and socio-economic panic.” -- Slant Magazine

Christopher Walken, Lili Taylor (THE CONJURING) + the director of BAD LIEUTENANT give you this major stylish work of ‘90s indie horror, a mashup of Godard and Bram Stoker, a feast of philosophy and East Coast hip-hop.

In the midst of his most prolific, hard-hitting burst of filmmaking (basically that whole decade), Abel Ferrara crafted this loving portrait of New York and hellish portrait of heroin through the darkest poetic lens. As Giuliani’s “Disneyfication” of the city takes root, a morbid grad student (Taylor) is bitten by a vampire seductress (Annabella Sciorra) and must navigate the shadows while tempering her growing addiction to blood...

Filmed beautifully in B&W, THE ADDICTION sees Ferrara on his own terms and at his very best: raw, shocking, intelligent, masterful.

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Details

  • 82 min.
  • B/W
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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