IN FABRIC

by Peter Strickland
IN FABRIC - IN FABRIC

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2018

Length: 118'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

When Sheila is sold a strikingly beautiful red dress at a Thames Valley department store during the January sales, it looks like the lonely divorcee has had a rare piece of good luck. The salesperson delivers a florid, confusing yet effective sales pitch full of mystery and seductive promise. Sheila’s confidence is boosted by the garment, the fabric of which seems to adapt to fit whoever wears it. Meanwhile the department store staff perform arcane rituals during closing hours and the red, cursed dress passes from person to person with devastating consequences.

Director

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland (UK), after having directed short films, shot his first feature film Katalin Varga, that was funded and produced independently and win numerous awards including a Silver Bear in Berlin and the European Film Academy’s Discovery of the Year award in 2009. His second feature film, Berberian Sound Studio, was distributed internationally and won several awards, including best director and best actor (Toby Jones) at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards. He also founded The Sonic Catering Band in 1996, which has released several records and performed live throughout Europe.

Filmography:
Bubblegum (cm, 1996), A Metaphysical Education (cm, 2004), Katalin Varga (2009), Berberian Sound Studio (id., 2012), Björk: Biophilia Live (doc., 2014), The Duke of Burgundy (2014).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Peter Strickland
fotografia/cinematography
Ari Wegner
montaggio/film editing
Mátyás Fekete
scenografia/production design
Paki Smith
costumi/costume design
Jo Thompson
musica/music
Cavern of Anti-Matter
suono/sound
Rob Entwistle, Martin Pavey
interpreti/cast
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Gwendoline Christie, Barry Adamson, Jaygann Ayeh, Richard Bremmer, Terry Bird, Fatma Mohamed
produttori/producers
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films, BBC Films, BFI, Head Gear Films

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contatti/contacts
Bankside Films
[email protected]
www.bankside-films.com

Director statement

“I’m interested in objects and the almost alchemical power they have in cinema. The power of association with an object and how that can haunt us is really what I’m trying to throw open as a subject. How seeing an item of clothing from a deceased loved one alters your blood pressure. There’s also the element of transformation when wearing something. A shirt, depending on things like who’s wearing it or who owned it, can provoke all sorts of reactions, from arousal to disgust.”

Synopsis Learn more

When Sheila is sold a strikingly beautiful red dress at a Thames Valley department store during the January sales, it looks like the lonely divorcee has had a rare piece of good luck. The salesperson delivers a florid, confusing yet effective sales pitch full of mystery and seductive promise. Sheila’s confidence is boosted by the garment, the fabric of which seems to adapt to fit whoever wears it. Meanwhile the department store staff perform arcane rituals during closing hours and the red, cursed dress passes from person to person with devastating consequences.

Director All about direction

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland (UK), after having directed short films, shot his first feature film Katalin Varga, that was funded and produced independently and win numerous awards including a Silver Bear in Berlin and the European Film Academy’s Discovery of the Year award in 2009. His second feature film, Berberian Sound Studio, was distributed internationally and won several awards, including best director and best actor (Toby Jones) at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards. He also founded The Sonic Catering Band in 1996, which has released several records and performed live throughout Europe.

Filmography:
Bubblegum (cm, 1996), A Metaphysical Education (cm, 2004), Katalin Varga (2009), Berberian Sound Studio (id., 2012), Björk: Biophilia Live (doc., 2014), The Duke of Burgundy (2014).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Peter Strickland
fotografia/cinematography
Ari Wegner
montaggio/film editing
Mátyás Fekete
scenografia/production design
Paki Smith
costumi/costume design
Jo Thompson
musica/music
Cavern of Anti-Matter
suono/sound
Rob Entwistle, Martin Pavey
interpreti/cast
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Gwendoline Christie, Barry Adamson, Jaygann Ayeh, Richard Bremmer, Terry Bird, Fatma Mohamed
produttori/producers
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films, BBC Films, BFI, Head Gear Films

**
contatti/contacts
Bankside Films
[email protected]
www.bankside-films.com

Director statement Read more

“I’m interested in objects and the almost alchemical power they have in cinema. The power of association with an object and how that can haunt us is really what I’m trying to throw open as a subject. How seeing an item of clothing from a deceased loved one alters your blood pressure. There’s also the element of transformation when wearing something. A shirt, depending on things like who’s wearing it or who owned it, can provoke all sorts of reactions, from arousal to disgust.”