Berberian Sound Studio

de Peter Strickland


The enjoyment of Italian horror cinema never dies: blood, deliriums and tons of paranoia. Berberian Sound Studio moves within this framework. We are in the seventies, when Gilderoy, a British sound engineer, arrives at one of the cheapest studios in Italy. His job is apparently easy: to put all the little sounds in master Santini’s new movie in order. Screams, sighs and other horror effects creep into the sound guy’s head, dragging him down into a spiral of fear that will spread due to the studio environment’s exploitation spirit. Are they tricks of the imagination, the side effects of film fan intoxication, all part of the job or pure real terror?


Peter Strickland

He debuted with Katalin Varga (09) and earned a reputation as an exquisite cult filmmaker with Berberian Sound Studio (12) and The Duke of Burgundy (14), both seen in Sitges.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
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