December 10, 2012

'Berberian Sound Studio' scoops 4 awards at British Independent Film Awards

Berberian Sound Studio, which gets its Blu and DVD release through Artificial Eye in the UK on December 31st, has scooped up the most awards of any film at the British Independent Film Awards. The film took four awards, including Best Director for Peter Strickland, and this comes on top of its multiple wins at the 2012 Film Four FrightFest. Full details below.

LONDON - Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio picked up the most wins at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards last night Sunday 9th December.
The film won four Moët British Independent Film Awards in the following categories:
Best Director - Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER
Best Actor - Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER
Best Achievement in Production - Berberian Sound Studio - WINNER
Best Technical Achievement - Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood AMPS IPS - Sound Design (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER
Commenting on the wins Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon Artificial Eye said, “Artificial Eye are delighted that Berberian Sound Studio has been honoured with four awards at this year's British Independent Film Awards and are proud to continue supporting outstanding British film talent”
Winner of the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2012 Film 4 Frightfest, Peter Strickland’s disturbing, eerie chiller is a must-see for fans of the work of Dario Argento, Roman Polanski and David Lynch and features a revelatory central performance by Toby Jones and a superb soundtrack by British indie electronic band, Broadcast.
Berberian Sound Studio is release on DVD & Blu-Ray and VOD 31 Dec 2012 and is available now on Curzon on Demand.
The soundtrack to Berberian Sound Studio, composed by renowned Warp-signed band Broadcast (aka Trish Keenan and James Cargill) is released a week later, on Jan 7th 2013. Time Out said of the film that the “stylistically ambitious, morally radical, thematically complex work…deserves the highest praise”. This turns out to also be an apt description of the film’s sublime soundtrack.
Initially conceived as the soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, the film-within-a-film (watch opening credits here: around which Berberian Sound Studio unfolds, it would eventually spill outwards to encapsulate the entire world Strickland had created and populated with eccentric, magnetic characters. On it’s own, the music sets a sinister and atmospheric tone that still exists well within Broadcast’s sonic universe.

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