In Fabric

In Fabric
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Peter Strickland
  • Cast: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mohammed,

Sheila (Jean-Baptiste), a lonely, 50-something single mother, buys a 70s vintage dress which turns out to be mysteriously cursed. Ethereal, giallo-esque and with an appealing thread of off-kilter humour, it’s well-crafted and gorgeous to look at but not entirely coherent and (in its relentless use of the male gaze) sometimes problematic.

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In Fabric

17 Oct 20183 stars

LFF 2018: Peter Stickland's latest is an ethereal, frustratingly elusive tale of a demon dress which curses its owners

Peter Strickland is one of the most visceral, instinctual filmmakers working today. He has an innate understanding of the majesty of the medium, an expert's ability to play with the traditional limits of the form and weave a hypnotic on-screen tapestry…

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