Magazine article Screen International

Peter Strickland, Rook Films Line Up the Duke of Burgundy

Magazine article Screen International

Peter Strickland, Rook Films Line Up the Duke of Burgundy

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Rook Films to produce Strickland's third feature, described as "a dark melodrama" about an amateur moth collector.

Rook Films is to produce Peter Strickland's third feature, The Duke of Burgundy.

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The Duke of Burgundy

Set to shoot in 2013, the dark melodrama will star Chiara D'Anna (Berberian Sound Studio) as an amateur moth and butterfly collector whose wayward desires test the limits of her lover's tolerance. Development backing comes from the BFI Film Fund.

The Duke of Burgundy is the first non-Ben Wheatley film to be produced by the UK production outfit Rook Films. Andy Starke of Rook said: "We have a slate of projects with a group of very talented writer directors from around the world. …

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