A Field in England
United Kingdom | 2013 | 90 Minutes | Ben Wheatley
Guy Maddin meets Holy Mountain in director Ben Wheatley's psychedelic trip into madness. In 17th century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle only to discover magic mushrooms and a mysterious alchemist searching for hidden treasure.
The group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia. Continually abused by the frightening and commanding alchemist O'Neil (Michael Smiley), it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, and they are all slowly falling victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Award-winning director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers) returns with this truly unique, strange, and sinister vision. Shot in black and white, with a dizzying folk-synth score, A Field in England is a hallucinogenic experimental horror trip is unlike anything else you're likely to see on the screen in a long time.
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"Grisly and visceral, an occult, monochrome-psychedelic breakdown...It is incredible just how freaky black-and-white visuals can be." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"A Field in England is by turns an abstract occult head-trip, a curdled Canterbury Tale and a comedy so dark you can barely see the end of your nose in it, which is one way of saying that it is the new film from Ben Wheatley." - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
|Principal Cast:||Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith|
|Running Time:||90 Minutes|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|US Distributor:||Picturehouse Entertainment|