A world of sound awaits you in new “BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO” trailer
IFC has released an enticing preview of Peter Strickland’s very singular, surreal chronicle of a British sound designer in Italy.
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO is something. It’s 1976. “A mild-mannered British sound engineer named Gilderoy (Toby Jones) arrives in Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. But as Gilderoy begins to work on this unexpectedly terrifying project, it’s his own mind that holds the real horrors. As the line between film and reality blurs, is Gilderoy working on a film—or in one?”
I know our Kier-La Janisse loved it and Chris Alexander admired and indulged in it greatly (his review from TIFF). I’m still out, though! There’s so much in its mannered, strange style to live in, especially how Strickland has you craft a film in your imagination as Gilderoy crafts its world of noise. But the fact that it exists in the making-of a giallo may throw many off.
On June 14, go into this without any notion of what it is. [iTunes]