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In Fabric Unclassified 18+

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Peter Strickland is beloved for his exquisitely tactile, European genre homages and his unsettling command of mood. But this screamingly funny, Fassbinder-does-giallo fable, which follows a cursed dress thirsting for blood, is outré even for him.

It’s winter, 1970-something, and lonely divorcée Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) has a blind date. Shopping for a dress, she ends up at an eccentric department store where a witchy saleswoman (delectably played by Strickland regular Fatma Mohamed) sells her the hypnotically gorgeous ‘artery red’ dress. Caveat emptor… Pretty soon, display mannequins come alive with the touch of a retail coven, and washing machine repairs take a sinister turn.

With a cast that includes Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy, Westworld), cult comedians Julian Barrett (The Mighty Boosh) and Steve Oram (Sightseers, MIFF 2012) and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie, In Fabric’s surreal, sensual delights have been wowing festival audiences all over, including at Austin’s Fantastic Fest where Strickland scored the Best Director award.

“One of the most stylistically ambitious and genuinely overwhelming movies in recent memory … Everything about In Fabric is excessive, and delightfully so.” – 4:3 Film


In Fabric will screen with The Cobbler’s Lot, Peter Strickland’s segment from The Field Guide to Evil (MIFF 2018).

Guests: Peter Strickland

Tickets

0082
Sat 03 Aug 5:30 pm [0082]
In Fabric (118 mins)
Plenary 2 @ MCEC Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
0501
Sat 10 Aug 9:00 pm [0501]
In Fabric (118 mins)
The Astor Theatre Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Gwendoline Christie, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Director
Peter Strickland
Producer
Andrew Starke
Screenwriter
Peter Strickland
Cinematographer
Ari Wegner
Composer
Cavern Of Anti-Matter
Editor
Matyas Fekete
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Bankside Films

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