Screening: Saturday, May 18th, 11:59pm
Written & Directed by Peter Strickland
Starring Gwendoline Christie, Julian Barratt, Hayley Squires, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Richard Bremmer
Running Time: 118 minutes
A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’ fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown – which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.
From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance, The Duke of Burgundy, and auditory giallo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.
“In Fabric is a very strange movie… Submit to the exquisite mystery of retail, and enjoy.” – Katie Rife, AV Club
“Another off-the-wall movie from exquisite English filmmaker Peter Strickland that’s also, at times, batshit crazy.” – Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist