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Flux Gourmet

Directed by Peter Strickland
UK, USA, Hungary
109 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A deliciously deadpan comedy by outré cinema master Peter Strickland (In Fabric, SFF 2019) serves an outrageous recipe of food, music, and arts funding. Berlinale 2022.
Only Peter Strickland could have dreamt up a tale set in an art institute for culinary and alimentary performance. Gloriously gowned institute director Jan (Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie) is sponsoring the residency of a ‘culinary collective’ that turns cooking sounds and supermarket shopping into performance art. Visionaries or pretentious charlatans? You be the judge, as a journalist with severe gastrointestinal ‘issues’ documents the squabbling group’s work-in-progress while reptilian arts patron Dr Glock watches from the wings. Strickland’s customary outlandish style, as well as his fandom of This is Spinal Tap, inhabits every frame of this hilarious commentary on the creative process.
As usual, Strickland has made a sumptuous meal out of social impropriety – a strange cinematic delicacy about the discomforts that need to be shared so that others don’t have to be stomached.
David Ehrlich, Indiewire
Strickland builds his own worlds with such a distinctive style – down to the fonts, the bilious shades of green and the textures of the silks – that the viewer can’t help feeling pulled into his crazy maelstrom of quirk.
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
A fully realised, immaculately tailored creation which conceals a slow-burning sense of mischief under its deliberate oddness and ornately deadpan dialogue.
– Wendy Ide, Screen International


Sat 11 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 4
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Sun 12 Jun
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
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Program Strand
Unclassified 15+
UK, USA, Hungary
In English and Greek with English subtitles
Peter Strickland
Serena Armitage, Pietro Greppi
Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Ariane Labed
Peter Strickland
Tim Sidell
Mátyás Fekete
Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Experimental, Music, Off-Beat, Cinephile, Food & Drink, Arts, Comedies
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Australian Distributor: Arcadia Films
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