“Berberian Sound Studio” — from writer-director Peter Strickland — has released an eerie and chilling new trailer that evokes a Lynch-meets-Hitchcock vibe. The noir-inspired thriller, which won four British Independent Film Awards and the Golden Leopard at Locarno, stars Toby Jones in a psychological nightmare that fuses reality and cinema.
Set in 1976, Gilderoy (Jones) is a British sound engineer hired to work on the post soundtrack of an Italian horror film, which the director refuses to call horror. Having never worked on such a disturbing film, Gilderoy begins to lose his mind as as the boundaries of the real world and the film’s terror collapse. “Berberian Sound Studio,” which Indiewire’s Eric Kohn called “an enticing audiovisual enigma,” is set for a limited release on June 14 by IFC Midnight.
Check out the trailer below.