Peter Strickland's ('In Fabric') 'Berberian Sound Studio' is a masterful pastiche of the Italian giallo.
Set in 1976, Toby Jones plays a documentary sound engineer who finds himself employed by a notorious low-budget Italian horror studio. Uneasy in his new environment and surrounded by a world he finds alien, he throws himself into his work, failing to notice how life is slowly beginning to imitate art.
An homage to the classic Italian giallos of the period, Strickland's film is another triumph.
★★★★★ "Its vision, ingenuity and sheer gobsmacking audacity have blown me ten feet out of my seat" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Utterly distinctive and all but unclassifiable" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian