Weird Poster, Eerie Stills: Ben Wheatley’s Fantastic “A FIELD IN ENGLAND”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Ben Wheatley’s latest, the thrilling, overwhelming and very, very strange A FIELD IN ENGLAND is almost upon us. In building anticipation for this singular picture, Drafthouse Films has teamed with frequent collaborator Jay Shaw on a secnd, brand new, even more intense poster, one that both gets to the heart of the film’s surreal elements and references its creepiest scene, of which you can also preview in some new stills.
A period piece of magic, madness and mushrooms, A FIELD IN ENGLAND is set during the Civil War in 17th-Century England, where a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. “They are captured by an alchemist (Michael Smiley), who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.”
A FIELD IN ENGLAND is in theaters and On Demand Friday, February 7. It comes heartily recommended (especially in the loudest cinema possible) and you can expect more on the film here at Fango next week.