FLUX GOURMET *** UK / Hungary / USA 2022 Dir: Peter Strickland. 111 mins
Another Dark Dukes showing at The Dukes Lancaster. Having seen In Fabric, I was intrigued to see another of Peter Strickland’s films.
Full of superb dialogue, the slow-burning Flux Gourmet is typical of Peter Strickland. He has injected plenty of comedy via his brilliant cast. The cast are the reason this film works as well as it does. They have the perfect comedic timing with dead-pan dialogue. The entire cast were fantastic, with Gwendoline Christie, Asa Butterfield and Makis Papadimitriou deserving a special mention.
The film is full of commentary on the art industry and what people have to do in order to be funded. If you enjoyed Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, you will likely enjoy Flux Gourmet.
Whilst Flux Gourmet is one of those films that requires an acquired taste but that is not unusual for Strickland. He utilises everyday objects in the most obscure ways to deliver his ideas on screen.
Review by Poppy Blundell