The latest film from experimental horror directors premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on 11 February.
Say what you will see about the British horror director Peter Strickland, but his films are dull. He hit it off with 2005’s “Berberian Sound Studio,” an unforgettable tribute to the 1970s Italian thriller that established him as one of the genre’s most unique vocalists. Recent films “The Duke of Burgundy” and “In Fabric” continue to showcase his distinctive visual style and unjustifiable weirdness. His fans have nothing to worry about with the latest movie.”Flux Gourmet,” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week and seems to be firmly in his arsenal.
“Flux Gourmet” is a horror film that, like “Berberian Sound Studio,” focuses on people who make horror movies. “Flux Gourmet” is about a collective of sound artists who create sound effects for horror movies and the internal power struggles that take place within the organization. The trailer shows them using a variety of foods and weapons to capture low-key sound effects, and Strickland includes plenty of raw food footage. Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie lead the cast, which also includes Ariane Labed, Fatma Mohamed, Makis Papadimitriou, Leo Bill and Richard Bremmer.
The official synopsis for “Flux Gourmet” says the film tells the story of “a sonic collective unable to decide on a name.” [that] doing residency at an academy devoted to culinary and spice demonstrations. Members Elle di Elle, Billy Rubin, and Lamina Propria are caught up in their own power struggles, only their dysfunctional dynamics are exacerbated when they have to answer who stands. head of the institute, Jan Stevens. With various rivalries going on, the Institute’s ‘record’ Stones suffered from increasingly severe stomach problems while documenting the collective’s activities. When she heard that the Stones was going to see a gastroenterologist, Dr. Glock, Elle forced him into her performances in a desperate attempt to find authenticity. The Stones reluctantly brought up the collective’s plan to use his condition for their art while Jan Stevens waged war on Elle over creative differences. “
“Flux Gourmet” will be premiered on February 11 at the Berlin Film Festival as part of the festival’s Meet program. See the trailer below:
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/02/flux-gourmet-trailer-peter-strickland-1234697075/ ‘Flux Gourmet’ Trailer: Asa Butterfield in Peter Strickland Thriller