IFC Films has released the trailer and poster for Peter Strickland‘s thriller Berberian Sound Studio. The film stars Toby Jones as a sound engineer who has come to Italy to work on a horror film. Once there, he finds the project in disarray, and begins to feel a sense of tension from the picture as well as the working conditions. The movie isn’t without merit, but it will likely appeal more to fans of giallo cinema. I caught the flick at Fantastic Fest last year, and while I enjoyed Jones’ performance and the intensity of the direction, it couldn’t make up for a dull story.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Berberian Sound Studio will be released in theaters, on VOD, and on iTunes on June 7th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Berberian Sound Studio:
1976. A mild-mannered British sound engineer named Gilderoy (Toby Jones) arrives in Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. But as Gilderoy begins to work on this unexpectedly terrifying project, it’s his own mind that holds the real horrors. As the line between film and reality blurs, is Gilderoy working on a film – or in one?