There are a couple things you can count on seeing here at DN each year; one is our end of year top ten lists and the other is an interview with the director who’s been making an appearance on those lists since 2009, Ben Wheatley. This time round Ben joins us for a chat about his disquieting psychedelic trip into magic and madness, A Field in England – its ground breaking day-and-date / multi-platform distribution model and how to making your own macro lens with supplies from the pound shop.
A Field in England (2013)
England during the Civil War. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O’Neil and Cutler. O’Neil, an alchemist, 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.
In the same way we’ve broken down how production works we needed to break down how distribution works.
On the 5th July A Field In England will simultaneously hit cinemas, Film4, VOD, and be available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray; you can find full details on your preferred viewing method after the jump.