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UK, 2012 (MIFF 2012, International Panorama)

Director: Peter Strickland


“[Strickland is] a British director who is independent in the truest sense.” - The Guardian

Director Peter Strickland (Katalin Varga, MIFF 09) lifts the curtain on cinematic sound production in this story of hapless audio engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), who finds himself transplanted from the safety of his garden shed to Italy's cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios to work on a sordid horror film. As the mayhem manufactured for the big screen begins to reflect the world this side of the camera, the exploitative environment of his new job - a huge departure from the nature documentaries he's used to - begins to take its toll on Gilderoy, sending him into a world of turmoil, and ensuring his grip on reality grows ever more loose.

With a soundtrack by revered UK band Broadcast, Berberian Sound Studio is a nostalgic tribute to the giallo films of the 70s.

D/S Peter Strickland P Mary Burke, Keith Griffiths Dist Madman Entertainment L Italian, English w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012

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