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Flux Gourmet

Directed by Peter Strickland
2022
UK, USA, Hungary
109 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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
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

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Sat 3 Sep
4:15pm
Orange - Odeon 5 Cinema 1
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Year
2022
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
UK, USA, Hungary
Language
In English and Greek with English subtitles
Director
Peter Strickland
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