Archive of films In Fabric / In Fabric

United Kingdom
2018, 118 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2019

The January sales at a slightly bizarre boutique go somewhat awry. While a bank clerk has problems with a cursed dress she’s just bought (you can’t just stick it in the washing machine, we’ll tell you that much), the boutique staff perform esoteric rituals after closing time… This wild assemblage by Peter Strickland is as much a tribute to the cult giallo film genre as it is an expression of deference towards fabric itself, the star of the show.


Hoping to improve her day, Sheila Woolchapel wanders into a slightly bizarre store. She has a blind date coming up and a new dress might just break her bad run of useless men. The red dress that the saleswoman Miss Luckmoore deftly coaxes her into may be rather bold, but it’s so beautiful! Unfortunately, it’s also cursed. What exactly is the dress capable of? Will it bring Sheila happiness or signal her ruin? Probably only the store staff know, occupied as they are with titillating arcane rituals in the dead of night. Suffice it to say, a prewash won’t help… This wild assemblage by writer-director Peter Strickland is as much a tribute to the cult giallo film genre as it is an expression of admiration for fabric itself – the star of the show.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Peter Strickland (b. 1973, Reading, United Kingdom). Selected filmography: Bubblegum (1996, short), A Metaphysical Education (2004, short), Katalin Varga (2009), Berberian Sound Studio (2012), The Duke of Burgundy (2014), In Fabric (2018)


Asociace českých filmových klubů
Stonky 860, 686 01, Uherské Hradiště
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 572 501 989
Fax: +420 572 501 400

Bankside Films
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United Kingdom
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
Director: Peter Strickland
Screenplay: Peter Strickland
Dir. of Photography: Ari Wegner
Music: Cavern of Anti-Matter
Editor: Mátyás Fekete
Art Director: Paki Smith
Producer: Andy Starke
Production: Rook Films Ltd.
Cast: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt
Sales: Bankside Films
Distributor: Asociace českých filmových klubů


Peter Strickland

Film Director

Jan Jílek

Festival Organizer, Distributor

Krisztina Laszlo

Sales Agent


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