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53 Ratings

In Fabric

Directed by Peter Strickland
United Kingdom, 2018


A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

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In Fabric Directed by Peter Strickland
The film boasts superb performances, from Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Fatma Mohamed and musician Barry Adamson most especially, and, while hardly lacking in flights of disorientation, may be Strickland’s most accessible work.
April 25, 2019
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Referencing softcore arthouse cinema and fashion catalogues as well as trashy television advertising, Strickland has the precision of Tom Ford and the melodrama of Dario Argento poised in every aspect of his mise-en-scene. Stylistically, the film is like a cut up and a collage, elegantly transitioning from photographic montage back to moving image with narrative ease.
December 20, 2018
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Such stylisation may test some viewers’ patience, but there’s a level of brazen confidence here that’s to be applauded. The plot concerns a haunted dress and its disturbing effects as it passes among wearers. The idea is delightful in its simple potency, and the garment itself is gorgeous to behold – its deep red colour and draped silhouette are undeniably sensual.
September 12, 2018
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