63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

A confrontation between two swimmers in a locker room ends in tears in this highly imaginative morality tale. Presented as a beautiful combination of homoerotic photography and noise music, the Strickland comments relentlessly on the impudence of “manspreading” in public spaces.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Ádám Fillenz
Editing: Noémi Varga
Sound: Marta Salogni, Shaun Crook
Music: GUO
Actors: Gyula Muskovics, Csaba Molnár
Production: Mindwax
Producers: Dóra Nedeczky
Executive producer: Daniel Blumberg, Seymour Wright
Make Up: Flóra Farkass
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Hungary, United Kingdom
Production Year: 2019
Contact: Mindwax

Peter Strickland

British director Peter Strickland was born in 1973 and began directing short films in the early 1990s. After a long hiatus from filmmaking during which he created culinary soundscapes with The Sonic Catering Band, he returned to film in the early 2000s and made his first feature, Katalin Varga, in 2009. Alongside further short and feature films, he has also written radio plays and has made a concert film for Björk, which he co-directed with Nick Fenton.


2004 A Metaphysical Education (short)
2005 Berberian Sound Studio (short)
2009 Katalin Varga
2012 Berberian Sound Studio
2014 The Duke of Burgundy
2017 Cobblers’ Lot (short)
2018 In Fabric
2019 GUO4 (short)
2020 Cold Meridian (short)
2022 Blank Narcissus (Passion of the Swamp) (short)
2022 Flux Gourmet