In Fabric

In Fabric

In Fabric

In an eerie department store, a cursed dress passes from person to person, corrupting their lives in this surreal horror from Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio).

During a wintertime sale, a sinister sales-matron (Fatma Mohamed) introduces customers to a scarlet garment with ill intent - overseen by a pair of bureaucrats (Steve Oram and The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt). Co-stars Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen (Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy) and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong supernatural themes, sex and nudity118 minsUK
HorrorFestival & Independent

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Flicks, Steve Newall

Peter Strickland’s latest is also his outright funniest, not lacking in the ultra-stylised look of previous outings Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, but also not shy about tons of outright gags to sit alongside some of the can’t-help-but-laugh absurdity. Fatma Mohamed is a deadpan revelation as department store sales assistant/occult something-or-other Miss Luckmoore, whose virtually every utterance or facial expression brought the house down. A bonkers crowdpleaser (bonkers film or audience, you be the judge) from a filmmaker who evidently has something against bosses, who vary here from friendly-oppressive to outright-oppressive—or jizzing across the screen while watching… you’ll see.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

This is a film with a split personality: the notion of beauty as evil is partly tongue-in-cheek and partly not, as if Strickland were asking himself, guiltily, “Ought I to be an artist?” The question, however, may be premature depending on whether you think he is one.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film spaces out several nasty and effective frights. And as its narrative seems to deliberately devolve into a dissociative dream, even the funny material hits with a choke in the throat.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

I can imagine Rick Wakeman turning this film into a triple concept album or a character in a Jonathan Coe novel becoming obsessed with it.

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Time Out

Time Out

If you haven't yet guessed, Strickland's real terror concerns our addiction to buying things, and In Fabric goes way beyond zombies in a mall.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A movie of ravishing colours and textures that ultimately elevates style and sensuality into something genuinely meaningful.

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Variety

Variety

The overall exercise is so captivating - despite its taxingly slow pace - that audiences naturally reorient themselves to see where Strickland will take them next.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

…a beautifully realised film that engages with the true potentials of contemporary cinema.

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