Peter Strickland is a British film director and screenwriter born in 1973. His first feature, Katalin Varga (2009), was produced independently over a four-year period. The film won a Silver Bear in Berlin and the European Film Academy’s Discovery of the Year Award. His next feature, Berberian Sound Studio (2012), won four British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor, and went on to win multiple prizes at international festivals. It screened in Luxembourg City Film Festival’s 2013 Official Competition. In 2014, The Duke of Burgundy (2014), his third feature, was very well-received by critics, establishing his reputation as director with a talent for erotic thrillers and genre films, a direction he pursued with In Fabric (2018). The same year he also directed two documentaries, The Film that Buys the Cinema (2014) and Björk: Biophilia Live (2014). Besides his work as a director, Strickland is a founding member of The Sonic Catering Band with whom he released over twenty records through his own label.