IN FABRIC

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EAST COAST PREMIERE

There’s something off about the vintage department store in which single mother Sheila finds herself looking for a fancy new dress. The store’s employees are nearly robotic in their stone-faced dedication to sales, the mannequins seem to be whispering to one another, women nearly trample each other to enter as its doors, and its television commercials are hypnotically sinister. Nevertheless, Sheila buys a lavish red dress. Little does she know, her life will soon be overcome by a series of random misfortunes, supernatural phenomena, and living nightmares. And, it seems, the dress is to blame.

Having already proven his singular merits with the giallo-minded brain-scrambler BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO and the gorgeously erotic DUKE OF BURGUNDY, British filmmaker Peter Strickland ups the ante with IN FABRIC, his most awe-inspiring film to date. Combining the aesthetics and influences of his two previous films into a barrage of visually dazzling surrealism, IN FABRIC is an inventive, unsettling and mesmerizing ghost story about the doomed pursuit of happiness. Cynicism has rarely been this stunning. —Matt Barone

Premiere Status
East Coast Premiere

Venue
IFP Made in NY Media Center

Time
7:45PM

Date
Friday, October 12

Tickets

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Peter Strickland was born in 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a director and writer, known for Katalin Varga (2009), Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and The Duke of Burgundy (2014). Peter also directed The Cobblers’ Lot segment of Field Guide To Evil which you can also see at our festival on October 16.

FILM INFO

Director: Peter Strickland
Cast: Marianne Jean-Baptiste Hayley Squires Leo Bill Julian Barrett Steve Oram Gwendoline Christie
Producer: Andy Starke
Screenwriter: Peter Strickland
Year: 2018
Runtime: 118
Country: UK
Language: English
Section: General

 

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