duke of burgandy
Past Event
Visual Arts

Cat's Eyes’ live score for The Duke of Burgundy

Thu 12 Feb 2015

'If you’re willing to enter its world, it’s an immensely rewarding, amusing, wise, melancholy and involving experience. ' Empire

One of the most anticipated films of the year, Peter Strickland’s daring masterpiece The Duke of Burgundy is a bold homage to 1970s erotica. Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and Chiara D’Anna play entomologists Cynthia and Evelyn, lovers caught up in a series of complex sadomasochistic games. 

The lush, dreamlike soundtrack for the film is provided by Cat’s Eyes - the collaborative project of The Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan and Italian-Canadian singer and composer Rachel Zeffira. Blending orchestral instrumentation, psychedelic sounds and Zeffira’s soprano, The Times has already declared it ‘one of the albums of 2015’. 

In this UK Premiere for Brighton Festival, The Duke of Burgundy is screened accompanied by a live performance of its seductive score by Cat’s Eyes.