Directed by Peter Strickland (Katalin Varga), Berberian Sound Studio premiered earlier this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to rave reviews (read ours here) and is guaranteed to make a lasting impression.
With a screenplay constructed by Strickland himself, the film stars Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) amongst a scattering of lesser known, yet equally as impressive actors, namely Antonio Mancino (Blue Dress), Cosimo Fusco (Angels & Demons) and Tonia Sotiropoulou (Cool).
Gilderoy (Jones), a reserved and modest British sound engineer, is hired by Italian director Santini (Mancino) to provide the score to his latest film. However, as Gilderoy immerses himself more and more in the work, he soon finds the macabre scenario having a truly nightmarish effect on his mind.
Berberian Sound Studio is scheduled for a nationwide U.K. release on August 31. Prior to that, it’ll screen at the 13th Film4 FrightFest, due to take place between August 23 – 26.
Check out the fragmenting U.K. poster below, and prepare yourself for seeing one of the best films of the year. Click the poster below to enlarge.