Best of: Peter Strickland
A tale of revenge. A man trapped in a world of paranoia where dream and reality blur. Two lovers engage in a game of sex and power. And a dress that – literally – kills. The worlds of filmmaker Peter Strickland are, by turns, strange, beguiling and seductive. To celebrate the release of his new, acclaimed fourth feature 'In Fabric', Curzon Home cinema looks back over this writer-director's work, with guidance from Strickland himself, allowing us to delve into the darker corners of the human psyche.
'Katalin Varga' remains one of the most impressive recent debuts by a British filmmaker, reflected in its success at the Berlin Film Festival, while a major part of the draw of 'Berberian Sound Studio', 'The Duke of Burgundy' and In Fabric' lies in the way Strickland balances a sense of threat with playful humour. Often referencing a wide range of films and even an broader spectrum of musical tastes, Strickland conjures up tales that draw on earlier genres, albeit with a contemporary twist. Quite simply, these films are quite unlike anything else in contemporary cinema.