Strickland on Strickland | A Mini-Series About the Films of Peter Strickland
Welcome to Strickland on Strickland: A four-part podcast video and podcast mini-series from Curzon, about the work of acclaimed British director Peter Strickland, made to celebrate the release of his new film, In Fabric.
Featuring interviews with Peter Strickland, our intrepid podcasters will journey through Strick-land, from Katalin Varga to Berberian Sound Studio, from The Duke of Burgundy to In Fabric. On the way we will pass by Romania mountains, Italian sound studios and the wilderness of an unnamed European village, finishing our journey in a department store in Reading, England.
Discussing the films are Strickland superfans (Berberians?) Catherine Bray, Steven Ryder, and our regular host, Jake Cunningham. You can watch along with us over on Curzon Home Cinema, where all four of Strickland’s films are currently available to stream. If you’re listening between 28 June and 1 July, you can benefit from a 50% discount on Katalin Varga, Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy by entering the code ‘STRICKLAND’ at the checkout. Join us, if you dare…
Episode 1: Katalin Varga
Banished by her husband and her village, Katalin Varga is left with no other choice than to set out on a quest to find the real father of her son, Orbán. Taking Orbán with her under another pretence, Katalin travels through the Carpathians where she decides to reopen a sinister chapter from her past and take revenge. The hunt leads her to a place, she prayed eleven years prior, she would never set foot in again. Praised for its sound design as well as its ominous atmosphere, the award-winning revenge fable marks British director Peter Strickland’s directorial debut. Watch along on Curzon Home Cinema.
Episode 2: Berberian Sound Studio
In 1976, a timid sound engineer (Toby Jones) arrives in Italy to work on a mysterious horror film, mixing bloodcurdling screams with the grotesque sounds of hacked vegetables. But as the on-screen violence seeps into his consciousness, reality and fantasy become blurred in nightmarish ways. Daringly original and masterfully constructed, this inspired homage to 70s Giallo horror is a devastating assault on the eyes, ears and brain - drawing comparisons with the films of David Lynch and being hailed as a modern cult masterpiece from Peter Strickland. Watch along on Curzon Home Cinema.
Episode 3: The Duke of Burgundy
Cynthia is an orthopterist who is seemingly firmly in control of her partner Evelyn through a strict, dictatorial fetish life behind closed doors. But as Evelyn's requests to be dominated become increasingly extreme, the true nature of their relationship begins to surface. The Duke of Burgundy is a story about power and the exploration of discomfort that people will stretch to for the ones they love, told in mesmerisingly coruscating style by one of Britain's finest contemporary auteurs, Peter Strickland. Watch along on Curzon Home Cinema.
Episode 4: In Fabric
The latest film from the unique imagination of Peter Strickland, In Fabric is a typically distinctive and haunting tale that blends Giallo-infused horror with absurdist dark humour, to ghostly effect. Set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period at a mysterious Thames Valley department store, the film follows the journey of a cursed but strikingly beautiful blood-red dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. Watch along on Curzon Home Cinema. Also showing in cinemas now.