12 December 2012 2:50 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Hot off what has turned out to be a great 2012 — his sophomore film, the Locarno & Tiff presented Berberian Sound Studio has just picked up four British Independent Film Award wins including Best Director (it was nominated four seven total), and now Peter Strickland will team with Ben Wheatley’s production banner Rook Films on The Duke of Burgundy. Tipped as a dark melodrama, Berberian Sound Studio‘s scream queen Chiara D’Anna will also join this project set to begin shooting in 2013 – thus making the film his third official feature. It had been reported that the larger in scope The Beginning of Spring was a possibility.

Gist: Chiara D’Anna (Berberian Sound Studio) plays an amateur lepidopterist (study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies) whose wayward desires test the limits of her lover’s tolerance.

Worth Noting: Strickland is quoted as saying “after damaging »

- Eric Lavallee

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