British writer-director Peter Strickland’s acclaimed psychological horror thriller, Barberian Sound Studio (2012), will be next up at Splendid Cinema on 17th March.
Set in the 1970s, the film’s central character, Gilderoy (Toby Jones), an English sound technician hired to work on a soundtrack for an Italian horror film, finds himself trapped in a claustrophobic sound studio. Immersed in the horrific sounds, Gilderoy spends his days stabbing and punching vegetables to get the desired effects. And gradually finds himself losing his grasp on reality.
Peter Strickland orchestrates a film which celebrates the pleasures of the Italian giallo film without resorting to the gruesome imagery which often characterizes the genre, and yet never sacrifices Gilderoy’s humanity.
Listed as one of the best films made in 2012 by the Sight and Sound annual critics’ poll, Barberian Sound Studio won several awards at the British Independent Film Awards, including the Best Achievement in Production, Best Technical Achievement, and Best Director, as well as earning actor Toby Jones a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.
Don’t believe us? Here’s the trailer!
In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening A Child’s Toy a short film by Tom Lee Rutter, before the feature as part of the Splendid Cinema’s initiative supporting local filmmakers.
The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.
For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at email@example.com, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com
Berberian Sound Studio (UK, 2012, Peter Strickland) 92 min. 15 Cert.
17 March, 2013
Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm
Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from
Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
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