to premiere at Berlin Film Festival
by Ellis Reed
If you’re looking for a conventional horror, you won’t get much from the films of Peter Strickland, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch them.
He’s got awards and critical acclaim coming out of his ears. At the very least, if you have even a passing interest in British horror, Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and In Fabric (2018) should be on your cinematic bucket list.
His new film Flux Gourmet (2022) is due to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this Friday, and, based on the new trailer, it looks like a cross between the two films I just recommended. The core idea seems like a return to Berberian Sound Studio – on paper at least – but the tone of the film seems more like a continuation of In Fabric.
The IMDb plot summary is as follows:
‘Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.’
It isn’t immediately clear from IMDb or the trailer that this is a horror film, but I’m assuming it is, because it’s been described as one – for instance – and the distributor’s website lists it as one. Watch the trailer below and see what you think.