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Peter Strickland termine le tournage de la satire gastronomique Flux Gourmet, pour une sortie prévue l’année prochaine

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- Le spécialiste du film culte réalise ici son premier long-métrage partiellement financé aux États-Unis, et embarque avec lui les interprètes Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie et Ariane Labed

Peter Strickland termine le tournage de la satire gastronomique Flux Gourmet, pour une sortie prévue l’année prochaine
Gwendoline Christie et Asa Butterfield dans Flux Gourmet

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British filmmaker Peter Strickland seems to have a thing for eccentrically enclosed worlds, with his characters shutting themselves away in their passions: after a giallo Foley workshop in Berberian Sound Studio [+lire aussi :
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and an entomology institute in The Duke of Burgundy [+lire aussi :
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, he is taking on a research facility “devoted to culinary and alimentary performance” in the upcoming Flux Gourmet.

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Not announced prior to its production greenlight, the film quietly wrapped filming this summer, with an eclectic principal cast comprising Asa Butterfield (Sex Education, X+Y [+lire aussi :
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), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones and Strickland’s last film, In Fabric [+lire aussi :
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) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster [+lire aussi :
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, The Souvenir [+lire aussi :
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and The Souvenir: Part II [+lire aussi :
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) in tow. The film is co-financed by the USA’s IFC Films, and UK-based Bankside Films and Head Gear/Metrol Technology.

As for the plot, at the aforementioned food research institute, a collective finds itself embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders. Strickland put it so in a statement: “Flux Gourmet came about through a personal frustration with how alimentary disorders or food allergies have been comically portrayed in some films, and without wanting to embark on a finger-wagging mission, I wanted to write something devoted to the disruptions of the stomach whilst attempting to maintain a degree of dignity to deeply private and embarrassing symptoms.” Already invoking The Lobster and Little Joe [+lire aussi :
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in its conceptual focus and transnational cast, we can surely pre-envisage many looming overhead tracking shots of gourmet ingredients and ornate dishes.

“Peter Strickland’s films are unmistakable in their visual style and brilliant narratives, and he consistently confronts audiences in a way that challenges and rewards each time,” said IFC Films president Arianna Bocco. “We are thrilled to continue to work with such a singular talent as Peter, and to partner with Bankside Films and the incredible filmmaking team who worked so hard to get this film off the ground.” IFC Films is seldom involved in projects at this early production stage, a sign of their confidence in Strickland’s vision.

The cast also includes Strickland regular Fatma Mohamed (who played the department store hostess in In Fabric), Makis Papadimitriou (Chevalier [+lire aussi :
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), Leo Bill and Richard Bremmer. Its primary producers are Serena Armitage, of Red Breast Productions, and Pietro Greppi, of Lunapark Pictures.

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