Berberian Sound Studio and Walk This Way

Walk This Way is releasing the fifth title of its Premium Films selection. In Berberian Sound Studio a sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. Peter Strickland’s second film will arrive in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on 5 October, through many of the continent’s main Video-on-Demand platforms, such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sony, XboX, and key local platforms like Filmin, Flimmit and Universcine.

British director Peter Strickland is considered by The Guardian newspaper as “a key British filmmaker of his generation”, and with this film, has been selected and awarded at several festivals such as Gerardmer, Locarno, Sitges and Fantasporto. Berberian Sound Studio has been described as a sensorial journey into the world of sound effects. A blessing for film students. Since it premiered in 2012, the film has received praise from critics all around the world, such as Guy Lodge who wrote on Variety: “A delicately detailed immersion into the world of Z-grade Italian horror cinema that ultimately may or may not be a horror film itself, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio is a tense, teasing triumph”.

British actor Toby Jones plays Gilderoy, a sound engineer who works for an Italian horror studio. Jones has played more than one hundred different roles in several films and TV series, and has worked on important movie franchises such as Harry Potter, Captain America and The Hunger Games.

This new film comes shortly after the release of the fourth film of the Premium Films selection of the 2016 edition of Walk This Way. My Sweet Pepper Land, a western-inspired tale of love and justice set in Kurdistan, has been critically acclaimed ever since its world premiere in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, and has been available since 26 September.

30 September 2016, by Cineuropa