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EIFF 2012: Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, 2012)

July 26, 2012

Berberian Sound Studio is an unusual thriller with a very striking atmosphere. Set amidst a 1970s Italian horror production, it is definitely informed stylistically by giallo films, but also bears strong resemblances to David Lynch and certain efforts from Ingmar Bergman that hinged on horror and the psychological. Crucially, however, its allusions to other cinematic trappings do not create a derivative impression; Peter Strickland’s confounding sophomore effort has a unique feel all of its own…

Full review at Sound on Sight

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