22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

In Fabric

United Kingdom, 2018: 118 minutes
Archives 2019
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Tue, Apr 23 9:30 PM Buy
Fri, Apr 26 1:00 PM Buy


A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, IN FABRIC follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. Part nightmare, part couture, acclaimed director Peter Strickland (2015 CUFF selection THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, 2013 CUFF selection BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO) executes his signature style of dry humour, eroticism and an element of the surreal.

Note: the Friday 1:00 pm screening of IN FABRIC is part of our CUFFtots programming, events designed for parents with babies. The film is open to the general public (even without a tot in tow), but keep in mind that the film will have the lights slightly brought up and the sound slightly lowered. Crying is permitted.

Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Fantastic Fest 2018
London Film Festival 2018
Göteborg Film Festival 2019
Chattanooga Film Festival 2019

press for In Fabric

"A raucous, full-tilt descent into bishop-sleeved madness."
- Little White Lies
"The source may be different for everyone, but the thrill is always the same. IN FABRIC doesn't know what you want, but Peter Strickland is certain that it will drive you wild."
- IndieWire


Comedy / Horror / Romance

118 minutes


Peter Strickland

Executive Producers
Lizzie Francke
Phil Hunt
Rose Garnett
Hilary Davis
Stephen Kelliher
Compton Ross
Ben Wheatley
Ian Benson

Andy Starke

Peter Strickland

Ari Wegner

Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Hayley Squires
Leo Bill
Gwendoline Christie



WINNER: Jury Award Best Narrative Feature

Winner, Mar Del Plata Film Festival

ACCA Jury Prize for Best Film 2018