‘The Duke of Burgundy’ writer-director Peter Strickland returns with a methodical, malevolent piece of cinematic couture.
The director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, returns with a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store. Obliquely split between two distinct tales in a dreamy divide reminiscent of David Lynch’s Lost Highway, Strickland’s film is populated with an idiosyncratic array of indelible characters and imagery.
From a lonely divorcee to the wife of a washing machine repairman with a thousand-yard stare, dissatisfied souls float through a mesmerizing miasma of surreal sights and sounds, sporadically punctuated with bursts of disorienting collage-montage evoking the experimental works of Arthur Lipsett.
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