Peter Strickland (In Fabric, Berberian Sound Studio) is back with a new horror-comedy called Flux Gourmet, and the official trailer is as bizarre as we’ve come to expect from this filmmaker!
In the film: “A sonic collective who can’t decide on a name takes up a residency at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance. The members Elle di Elle, Billy Rubin and Lamina Propria are caught up in their own power struggles, only their dysfunctional dynamic is furthermore exacerbated when they have to answer to the institute’s head, Jan Stevens. With the various rivalries unfolding, Stones, the Institute’s ‘dossierge’ has to privately endure increasingly fraught stomach problems whilst documenting the collective’s activities.
“Upon hearing of Stones’s visits to the gastroenterologist, Dr Glock, Elle coerces him into her performances in a desperate bid for authenticity. The reluctant Stones puts up with the collective’s plans to use his condition for their art whilst Jan Stevens goes to war with Elle over creative differences.”
Flux Gourmet stars Asa Butterfield (Choose or Die), Gwendoline Christie (In Fabric), Ariane Labed (Black Mirror), Fatma Mohamed (Berberian Sound Studio), Makis Papadimitriou (L), Richard Bremmer (In Fabric), and Leo Bill (28 Days Later). Audiences in the U.S. can catch the film in select theatres and on digital/VOD on June 24th. Tuck into the trailer below!
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)