In Fabric clip: A first look at Peter Strickland's film about a cursed dress

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One of the most anticipated films playing at this year's London Film Festival will be In Fabric, the first film from Peter Strickland since 2014's glorious The Duke of Burgundy. We missed the release of this clip some weeks ago but it gives us a first look at yet another giallo influenced story from the British director. The film has picked up flawless reviews on the festival circuit so far which bodes well. Watch the clip for In Fabric above to see more.

Bank clerk Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) has decided it’s time to start dating again. It’s been a while and it will get her out of the house, where her son is busy with his sadomasochistic girlfriend (Gwendoline Christie). Calling a lonely-hearts ad in a newspaper, she soon agrees on a rendezvous with the promising-sounding Adonis. Time to get herself something nice to wear.

A trip to Dentley & Soper’s Trusted Department Store soon becomes a shopping experience like no other. There’s something not quite right about the staff here, from the disconcerting sales talk to their unsavoury night-time trysts.

Strickland writes and directs with the rest of the cast including Hayley Squires, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Steve Oram and Julian Barratt.

No release dates have been set yet for In Fabric but Curzon have already bought the rights for the UK.

Tickets are still available for the film at LFF and you can book them on the BFI website right here.

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London Film Festival 2018

225 features (38% women directors). 77 countries. 14 cinemas. 12 days. One festival.

Running from 10th – 21st October LFF promises to be a grand and glamorous affair, bringing with it new films from Park Chan-wook, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alice Rorwacher, Steve McQueen, Carol Morley, and Karyn Kusama.

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