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Horror film on reels at Splendid Cinema

Worcester Editorial 15th Mar, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE latest film from British writer-director Peter Strickland, Barberian Sound Studio (15), will be screened at the Splendid Cinema this Sunday (March 17).

The film, set in the 1970s, is a psychological horror thriller about an English sound technician (Toby Jones) hired to work on a soundtrack for an Italian horror film.

After finding himself trapped in the claustrophobic sound studio immersed in the horrific sounds, he gradually begins to lose his grasp on reality.

Strickland’s acclaimed film celebrates the style of the 70s Italian giallo film without the gruesome imagery which often characterises the genre.

Listed as one of the best films of 2012 by the Sight and Sound annual critics’ poll, the film won several gongs at the British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, as well as earning actor Jones a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening A Child’s Toy, a short film by Tom Lee Rutter, before the feature as part of the Splendid Cinema’s support for local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

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