Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.
AroView: Required viewing for those with an interest in the machinations of the Arts, director Peter Strickland steps up as the rightful heir to British auteur Peter Greenaway with this follow-up to “In Fabric”. It is even more bizarre but no less impressive, coinciding with Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” as a performance art satire, hinged on the push and pull between artists, patrons, journalists and audiences, presumably based on his own experiences.
“The funniest of his films to date, it’s a fully realised, immaculately tailored creation which conceals a slow-burning sense of mischief under its deliberate oddness and ornately deadpan dialogue.” ~Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“As usual, Strickland has made a sumptuous meal out of social impropriety — a strange cinematic delicacy about the discomforts that need to be shared so that others don’t have to be stomached.” ~David Ehrlich, IndieWire