A psychedelic trip into magic and madness, Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England takes its English Civil War setting and proceeds to warp it into something utterly distinctive. Channeling British classics such as Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man whilst retaining the gender-bending tastes Wheatley displayed in Kill List and Sightseers, the film sees an alchemist capture a group of deserters and set them to the task of finding a mysterious treasure; feasting on huge circle of mushrooms; and becoming the victim of the field’s mysterious energies. A true one-off from one of our most distinctive, and truly British, filmmakers.
This screening will be accompanied by contributions from Ben Wheatley, producer Andy Starke, other members of the team behind the film, and representatives of Film 4.0 and Picturehouses, who will be discussing the innovative ways in which the film was financed, produced, and distributed, as the EEFF 2013’s ‘Unpacking British Cinema’ showcase.
Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.