Peter Strickland, director of the acclaimed feature films Berberian Sound Studio & Katalin Varga and winner of this years Best Director BIFA award, will shoot his third feature. Berberian was the most successful film at this years BIFA awards picking up three further gongs including Best Actor for star Toby Jones.
The Duke of Burgundy, a dark melodrama, is set to star Chiara D’Anna (Berberian Sound Studio) as an amateur lepidopterist whose wayward desires test the limits of her lover’s tolerance. “After damaging my eardrums with too many screams during the Berberian sound mix, I wanted to make something tender and quiet, but also quite intense. It’s a simple love story about a devoted couple whose intimate needs are rarely in harmony” says Strickland.
The film will shoot in 2013 and is currently being developed with the assistance of the BFI Film Fund, which also developed and backed Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio.
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