Director Peter Strickland’s stunning homage to Italian horror, Berberian Sound Studio, has been available in the UK for months now, but is only just gearing up for its US release.
The film is a stunning, shocking and mesmerizing display of intelligence and originality that will both baffle and amaze. Toby Jones is superb in the role of a sound engineer hired to work on a film which he believes to be a horror, and the authentic, exquisite film drips with passion and menace. It is a true original, and its baffling ending will leave a lasting impression.
The film arrives in the US on VOD/ iTunes and in cinemas on June 14th, and to gear up for its release, and remarkable US trailer has been released. Check out the trailer below, but be sure to check our our Dr Lenera’s review as well.
Peter Strickland both writes and directs the film, which stars Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco and Layla Amir.
In the 1970s, a British sound technician (Toby Jones) is brought to Italy to work on the sound effects for a gruesome horror film. His nightmarish task slowly takes over his psyche, driving him to confront his own past. Berberian Sound Studio is many things: an anti-horror film, a stylistic tour de force, and a dream of cinema. As such, it offers a kind of pleasure that is rare in films, while recreating in a highly original way the pleasures of Italian horror cinema.