IFC Midnight acquires US rights to Berberian Sound Studio
Peter Strickland’s psychological horror film will screen in Toronto and played previously in Locarno and Edinburgh.
Strickland wrote the screenplay to the tale about a naïve sound engineer who tumbles into a world of chaos when he is hired to work at an exploitation film factory.
Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed, Tonia Sotiropolou, and Salvatore Li Causi star in the Illuminations Films / Warp X production. Film4 and the UK Film Council Film Fund (now with the BFI) co-developed and co-financed the project and made it in association with Screen Yorkshire and Geißendörfer Film Und Fernsehproduktion KG.
Keith Griffiths and Mary Burke produced and Robin Gutch, Katherine Butler and Hugo Heppel are the executive producing team.
IFC brokered the deal with Match Factory on behalf of the filmmakers.