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Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

ACMI Presents

Berberian Sound Studio

Peter Strickland | UK, Germany & Australia | | M

Award-winning director Peter Strickland's mind-bending film is a love letter to analogue sound and cinematic trickery.

It is seriously weird and seriously good.

The Guardian

Mild-mannered sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) leaves the serenity of the English countryside to work on an Italian film, The Equestrian Vortex. Unbeknownst to him, this is no subdued nature documentary but a gore-splattered horror from maestro director Santini (an obvious nod to Dario Argento and Mario Bava).

A reluctant participant, Gilderoy is soon recording blood-curdling screams, stabbing cabbages, mutilating marrows and pulling radish tops to create the gut-wrenching sounds required on screen.

Featuring a giallo-soaked score by electronic masters Broadcast, Strickland’s celebration of cinematic sound makes the often-invisible art of foley messy, wet and centre-of-frame.

Format: Digital
Language: English and Italian with English subtitles
Source: Madman Entertainment
Courtesy: Madman Entertainment
Duration: 92 min


19 Nov 2020 – 10 Feb 2021


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92 mins



Contains threatening scenes, violent themes and sexual references

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