Director in Focus: Peter Strickland
In celebration of singular British director Peter Strickland’s newest work of art, In Fabric, MIFF is proud to present a retrospective of his feature films accompanied by a mini program of shorts and features that have inspired the director – selected by Strickland himself especially for MIFF audiences. On the MIFF blog, he talks more about these selections.
Known for his love of Italian giallo and Spanish sexploitation in particular, and for his dedication to manipulating mood with lush but disturbing sound and visuals, Strickland first came to international prominence with 2009’s multi-award-winning Katalin Varga, a rural film noir examining of the circular nature of violence. 2012’s Berberian Sound Studio and 2014’s The Duke of Burgundy cemented his growing reputation as truly unique filmmaker, beloved for his deliciously fetishistic genre homages. For MIFF 2019, each of Strickland’s feature films will screen with one of his short films.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to not only immerse yourself in Strickland’s incredible oeuvre, but in his influences and his cinephilia, and to draw the lines between the two.