Peter Strickland has been making movies for a while now, but it was 2012’s “Berberian Sound System” that fully put him on the map. It was a unique, distinct thriller, with a style all its own, and for his followup, “The Duke Of Burgundy,” he doesn’t shy away from following his storytelling muse down the weirdo rabbit hole.
Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen (of “Borgen” fame) and Chiara D’Anna, the unique movie tells the story of the lesbian, sadomasochistic relationship between a lepidopterist and her domestic servant/slave. Yeah, you’re not gonna hear that logline for at least the rest of this year, or next. But the movie is a knockout, with our review out of TIFF calling it “a work of immense and intense emotional vigor, sprinkled with fun-loving traits and intellectually stimulating prowess.” Now you can get a taste of all of that with this lengthy first clip below.
The film plays the London Film Festival next and will hit theaters stateside via IFC Films.