Berberian Sound Studio
November 5th, 2022

Berberian Sound Studio


Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle as we screen four films written & directed by Peter Strickland. First up is his British Independent Film Awards-winning Berberian Sound Studio [2012].


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Venue Information:

Downtown Central Library Auditorium
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Enter from Clinton Street between Oak and Washington Streets)
716-858-8900 • www.BuffaloLib.org
COVID protocol will be followed.


TrailerSynopsisDirector BioLinks

1976. A mild-mannered British sound engineer named Gilderoy (Toby Jones) arrives in Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. But as Gilderoy begins to work on this unexpectedly terrifying project, it’s his own mind that holds the real horrors. As the line between film and reality blurs, is Gilderoy working on a film – or in one?

Tidbits:

  • Locarno International Film Festival – 2012 – Special Mention: Junior Jury Award (International Competition)
  • Toronto International Film Festival – 2012
  • New York Film Festival – 2012
  • AFI Fest – 2012
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam – 2013
  • British Independent Film Awards – 2012 – Nominee: Best British Independent Film, Best Screenplay & Best Technical Achievement
  • British Independent Film Awards – 2012 – Winner: Best Technical Achievement, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Achievement in Production
Courtesy of Daniel Gasenzer.

“I’m glad British film produces mainstream crowd-pleasers, but I don’t want to make one.”

Courtesy of Flux Gourmet press kit:

Peter Strickland (born in Great Britain’s Thames Valley in 1973) has made five feature films steeped in tragedy, sonic psychosis, bondage, retail nightmares and stomach problems.

Peter Strickland started making short films on Super 8 and 16mm in the early ’90s. After directing his adaptation of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ for Reading’s Progress Theatre in 1992 he went on to direct a short film in New York called ‘Bubblegum’, which played at festivals in 1996. After a long hiatus making culinary soundscapes with The Sonic Catering Band, he returned to film in the early part of this century. His first feature film, ‘Katalin Varga’ was funded from an inheritance and shot and edited on a budget of £25,000. The Carpathian tragedy led to funding from the British film industry and the Milano-Dorking sonic anguish of ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ followed in 2012 along with the bondage romance, ‘The Duke of Burgundy’ in 2015. Several radio plays along with a concert film for Björk co-directed with Nick Fenton were made in the last few years and his fourth feature, the Thames Valley retail nightmare, ‘In Fabric’ was released in 2019. His latest feature is the gastrointestinal drama ‘Flux Gourmet’.

Filmography:

  • Flux Gourmet (2022)
  • In Fabric (2019)
  • The Duke of Burgundy (2015)
  • Björk: Biophilia Live (2014)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • Katalin Varga (2009)

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