3 July 2013

“The most fascinating director currently at work in the UK”, Ben Wheatley’s breakout film was the uniquely terrifying Kill List which was called "one of the most violent and disturbing films you'll ever see in an art house". He followed this up with the critically acclaimed Sightseers. The story of a caravan holiday to some of England’s most ‘exciting’ tourist attractions that turns into something much more sinister.

He returns this week with A Field in England that premieres at FACT on Friday 5 July with a live satellite Q&A from Ben and members of the film's cast. Described as Wheatley’s ‘weirdest film yet’, A Field in England is a black and white, hallucinatory tale of a group of deserters who escape a battle in the English Civil War to try and find a pub. They stumble onto a crop of local mushrooms and then the film begins to get weirder, and weirder and weirder.

To celebrate the premiere, Picturehouse at FACT will be hosting traditional Field Day games from Tug-o-War to potato throwing as well as giving away exclusive merchandise from 5pm. The DVD of the film will also be available to buy on the day.

Time Out gave the film 4 stars, saying "We can’t stress enough how important it is to catch this one on the big screen."

The film premieres on Friday 5 July at 6.30pm, then showing daily. Tickets are available online, from the Box Office and by phone on 0871 902 5737.