If there’s one film I’m looking forward to in the latter half of 2012 it is Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio. I’ve got a funny feeling the picture will appear at this year’s FrightFest. I was actually meant to visit the set at 3 Mills Studio last year for a magazine but it got cancelled because it was ‘too busy’. Never mind.
I know somebody who has already scene the film and reported back that I would definitely enjoy it. Berberian Sound Studio stars Toby Jones as an Englishman abroad on an Italian horror film set going a bit mad. It has screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the notes below give off a brief synopsis. Not keen on the snooty ‘anti-horror’ tag, though. I’m sure that doesn’t reflect the film and is just the work of a snooty critic. This new clip appeared first on The Guardian’s website.
Berberian Sound Studio will be released by Artificial Eye in the UK later in the year.
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.