A Field in England
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Writer-director Ben Wheatley seems to be trying out for the ‘hardest working man in British film’ award. With his recent horror-comedy ‘Sightseers’ only just leaving cinemas, he’s already finished a follow-up, ‘A Field in England’. Wheatley has spoken widely about his new film, which he shot in black and white in only two weeks during the summer of 2012. It’s a horror movie set during the English civil war, which sees a group of soldiers fleeing a battle and finding themselves in a remote house with a mysterious alchemist and a bumper crop of suspicious looking mushrooms… The breakout supporting actor from ‘Kill List’, Michael Smiley, will be joined by oddball British TV comics Julian Barratt and Reece Shearsmith for what promises to be a memorably off-kilter slice of old-fashioned psychedelic nastiness from our most interesting working filmmaker.