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‘A Field in England’ Stills, Poster A Psychedelic Trip Into Magic and Madness

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Take a psychedelic trip into magic and madness with these new stills and alternate poster from Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England (review), opening in theaters and on VOD platforms February 7 via Drafthouse Films.

Written by Amy Jump and produced by Claire Jones and Andy Starke at Rook Films, “the film is set during the English Civil War of the mid-17th century and follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle who become caught up in a hunt for treasure.

While crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure they seek might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped in the field.

Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal) star.

  • mountain twin

    The first film I would compare with ‘A Field in England’ would be Tarkovsky’s atmospheric masterpiece ‘Stalker’. That said, it is certainly not for everyone. But if you’re attracted to dense, grueling, unapologetically philosophical movies like ‘There Will Be Blood’ and even some Cronenberg and Lynch, you couldn’t ask for much more from a current release. If you have a tendency to deem certain things ‘arty’ (and thats fine) then skip this film at all costs.
    Full Disclosure: I am in the camp that is really into what Dan Wheatley is doing. There may be a little too much hype for promising new filmmakers but I definitely think it’s important to support any director bringing new material to the stage. Wheatley is often described as a sort of collage artist, mixing genres and mashing up humor and nastiness, but the end product is always genuinely unique.
    Sightseers was the shit, Kill List was the shit…..er…IMO.