WHO’S IN IT?
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), Leo Bill (Alice in Wonderland), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Steve Oram (Sightseers), Barry Adamson (film debut), Jaygann Ayeh (Les Misérables), Richard Bremmer (Just Visiting), Terry Bird (The Great Dome Robbery), Fatma Mohamed (Berberian Sound Studio), Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), director, writer; Andrew Starke (Kill List), producer; Cavern Of Anti-Matter (film debut), composer; Ari Wegner (Lady Macbeth), cinematographer; Matyas Fekete (The Duke of Burgundy), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Middle-aged single mother Sheila (Baptiste) visits an unusual department store, where she finds a beautiful red dress to wear for a date. However, it soon transpires that the dress is cursed, and causes all who wear it to suffer some unnerving consequences…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The devilishly campy new film from filmmaker Peter Strickland is a surreal, but endlessly fascinating, horror-comedy that makes effective use of its bizarre plot.