Friday, June 24 - Thursday, July 14, 2022
A sonic collective who can’t decide on a name takes up a residency at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance. The members Elle di Elle, Billy Rubin and Lamina Propria are caught up in their own power struggles, only their dysfunctional dynamic is furthermore exacerbated when they have to answer to the institute’s head, Jan Stevens. With the various rivalries unfolding, Stones, the Institute’s ‘dossierge’ has to privately endure increasingly fraught stomach problems whilst documenting the collective’s activities.
Upon hearing of Stones’s visits to the gastroenterologist, Dr Glock, Elle coerces him into her performances in a desperate bid for authenticity. The reluctant Stones puts up with the collective’s plans to use his condition for their art whilst Jan Stevens goes to war with Elle over creative differences.
“Strickland’s funniest film to date, with more outright jokes than its predecessors, and a few sublime visual gags… It’s like a Restoration comedy run through a John Waters filter and sprinkled with Luis Buñuel itching powder… It’s a taste very much worth acquiring.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
- Running Time 109 minutes
- Distributor IFC Films
- Director Peter Strickland
- Cast Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Richard Bremmer
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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