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Genre: mysticism
Synopsis

Can you be nostalgic for an era you can’t really remember? Director Peter Strickland may be in his 40s, and his films shot through with modern ambiguity, but they’re driven by a fond appreciation of retro pleasures like early-’70s kitsch, sensationalist Euro horror and lost-in-translation dubbing jobs. A perverse (and often perversely funny) genre film, it’s set in a dreary post-Christmas London. At its simplest the film is the story of a diabolical department store and a haunted dress. Red as hell and just as damned, the frock fits whoever buys it. But its flattery comes with a price, the toll ranging from scabrous skin conditions to exploding washing machines.
Stephen Whitty, Screen Daily

Director
Peter Strickland

Strickland (1973)

Filmography
  • Katalin Varga (PÖFF 2009)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • Björk: Biophilia Live (doc, 2014)
  • The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
  • The Film That Buys the Cinema (doc, 2014)
  • In Fabric (2018)
Sat, 17.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 1
021606
Screening code: 021606
Fri, 30.11.2018
8:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
150907
Screening code: 150907
Sat, 01.12.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
161107
Screening code: 161107
Film info
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Duration: 118 minutes
Language: English
Director: Peter Strickland
Producer: Andy Starke
Writer: Peter Strickland
DOP: Ari Wegner
Montage: Matyas Fekete
Composer: Cavern of Anti-matter
Cast:  Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barrett, Steve Oram
Productions: Rook Films Ltd, BBC Films, BFI, Headgear Films
Festivals: Toronto, San Sebastián, London
Synopsis

Can you be nostalgic for an era you can’t really remember? Director Peter Strickland may be in his 40s, and his films shot through with modern ambiguity, but they’re driven by a fond appreciation of retro pleasures like early-’70s kitsch, sensationalist Euro horror and lost-in-translation dubbing jobs. A perverse (and often perversely funny) genre film, it’s set in a dreary post-Christmas London. At its simplest the film is the story of a diabolical department store and a haunted dress. Red as hell and just as damned, the frock fits whoever buys it. But its flattery comes with a price, the toll ranging from scabrous skin conditions to exploding washing machines.
Stephen Whitty, Screen Daily

Director
Peter Strickland

Strickland (1973)

Filmography
  • Katalin Varga (PÖFF 2009)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • Björk: Biophilia Live (doc, 2014)
  • The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
  • The Film That Buys the Cinema (doc, 2014)
  • In Fabric (2018)