UNITED KINGDOM – 2013 – 90 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY BEN WHEATLEY
A FIELD IN ENGLAND is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley, award-winning director of DOWN TERRACE, KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS.
In the war-torn England countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
The group defends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
“...mad monochrome mayhem that’s utterly hypnotic.”
- THE TORONTO STAR
“...It’s the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!”
“ Categorically insane, historically hilarious"
- THE GLOBE & MAIL
“...there’s no denying [Ben Wheatley’s] wizardry.
- THE GLOBE & MAIL (Interview with Ben Wheatley)
NNNN! “...it’s alternately beautiful to behold and utterly assaultive.”
- NOW MAGAZINE
"A monochrome mindfuck from England’s most adventurous young director…”
- THE GRID
“...sometimes you just know you’re in the presence of mad genius.”
“...hyper-surreal battleground folklore given immersive sensory life.”
"British director Ben Wheatley is a perfectly nice man who has directed some of the most audacious, bugnuts crazy, and sometimes gleefully dark films of the past several years.”
- DORK SHELF (Interview with director Ben Wheatley)
“...it’s a film I eagerly await revisiting, like stepping back into another dimension.”
- TORONTO FILM SCENE
- TORONTO FILM SCENE (Interview with director Ben Wheatley)
“...outlandish and yet strangely wonderful..."
- ANNE BRODIE BLOGSPOT
"A FIELD IN ENGLAND, while not a perfect film, certainly solidifies Wheatley’s role in the contemporary culture of cinema.”
- THE FISHBOWL
"For his latest film, gutsy British director Ben Wheatley has made a gritty, grimy, experimental period piece that feels like hyper-surreal battleground folklore given immersive sensory life."
"Bold, beautiful and utterly bonkers"
- TWITCH FILM
"Minimal doesn’t get much more maximal than this"
- DORK SHELF
“It’s a head-scratcher.”
- THE NATIONAL POST
“...a shock to the system.”
- WYLIE WRITES
“...a bewildering, unforgettable, and indisputable triumph.”