Ben Wheatley is currently one of the most unique voices in cinema. His recent films KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS are dark tour de force’s that range from distressing to hilarious. Going one step further to solidify he’s operating on another level, his latest film A FIELD IN ENGLAND takes us on a wild trip to the past filled with war and psychedelia. Drafthouse Films has secured U.S. distribution, giving us a visually stunning trailer to drool over until its’ February 7th bow onto VOD and select theaters.
Watch the trailer for yourself below!
During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, 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 descend 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.