UK born writer/director Peter Strickland's first feature film Katalin Varga was funded and produced independently over a four-year period. The micro-budget rural revenge drama went on to win numerous awards including a Silver Bear in Berlin and The European Film Academy's Discovery of the Year award in 2009.
Strickland followed Katalin Varga with Berberian Sound Studio in 2012, which was produced by Illuminations and Warp X and funded by Film4, UK Film Council, Match Factory and Screen Yorkshire. The film was distributed internationally and won several awards, including four at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards including Best Director and Best Actor. The film was named British Film of the Year at the 2012 London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
The Duke of Burgundy was Peters third feature. Prior to Katalin Varga, Strickland made a number of short films including Bubblegum, (which starred Warhol superstar, Holly Woodlawn) and A Metaphysical Education. He also founded The Sonic Catering Band in 1996, which has released several records and performed live throughout Europe. Since 1999, he has released over twenty records through his Peripheral Conserve label. The label’s output varies from field recordings to sound poetry, Krautrock and modern classical in very limited vinyl editions.
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