Three-time AFI FEST alum Peter Strickland returns with his most demented vision to date. Like a perverted cross between PHANTOM THREAD and SUSPIRIA, IN FABRIC centers on an unusual department store run by a hypnotic coven. Set in the world of 1970s fashion, the film follows the lives of various characters as they are pulled into the orbit of a dress that seems possessed by the devil. A psychosexual phantasmagoria results from the garment's unholy hold on its victims, taking a lonely woman, a young male shopper and a washer repairman down a terrifying path splashed with blood, among other bodily fluids. Strickland’s impeccable craft is on full display here as he transports the audience into a singular cinematic world. – Lane Kneedler
Born in 1973, Peter Strickland grew up in Reading, England. His first feature, KATALIN VARGA (2009), was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for sound design. His subsequent films BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012) and THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (2014) both played AFI FEST. IN FABRIC is his fourth feature.