Cobblers’ Lot

Cobblers’ Lot

Very loosely based on a traditional Hungarian fairy tale, Peter Strickland’s contribution to the omnibus film The Field Guide to Evil, this is an abstract retelling of a folktale about two shoemaker brothers battling for the hand of a beautiful princess. Told in a silent movie style, with beautiful and ornate cards that spell out the story, Strickland’s singular vision is at its peak here. With characteristic grotesqueries coupled with a healthy sense of humor, this story perfectly closed out a weird and scary set of stories to haunt your dreams.

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Direction: Peter Strickland
Script: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Márk Györi
Editing: Mátyás Fekete
Actors: Károly Hajduk, Péter Jankovics, Fatma Mohamed, László Konter, Justin Turner
Producers: Dóra Nedeczky, Andy Starke, Esther Turan
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Hungary
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 12΄
Contact: Weird Wave Film Distribution

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