By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After plumbing the dark side of audio engineering and fashion, the filmmaker now attacks the culinary arts.
IFC Midnight has released the trailer for FLUX GOURMET, which is coming to theaters and VOD this summer. Written and directed by Peter Strickland (IN FABRIC, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO), it stars Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Richard Bremmer, Fatma Mohamed, Ariane Labed, Makis Papadimitriou and Leo Bill (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD). The synopsis: “A sonic collective who can’t decide on a name takes up a residency at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance. The members Elle di Elle [Mohamed], Billy Rubin [Butterfield] and Lamina Propria [Labed] are caught up in their own power struggles, only their dysfunctional dynamic is furthermore exacerbated when they have to answer to the institute’s head, Jan Stevens [Christie]. With the various rivalries unfolding, Stones [Papadimitriou], the Institute’s ‘dossierge,’ has to privately endure increasingly fraught stomach problems whilst documenting the collective’s activities.
“Upon hearing of Stones’ visits to the gastroenterologist, Dr. Glock [Bremmer]], Elle coerces him into her performances in a desperate bid for authenticity. The reluctant Stones puts up with the collective’s plans to use his condition for their art whilst Jan Stevens goes to war with Elle over creative differences.”