TGB Interview: 'A Field in England' Writer & Director Ben Wheatley
by Tim Buel
February 17, 2014
After much anticipation, audiences are finally getting their taste of Ben Wheatley’s twisted mind-trip thriller A Field in England, available on VOD and limited theatrical release in the US from Drafthouse Films. Jeremy and I however, saw the film at this past year's Fantastic Fest and had the opportunity to sit down and chat with co-writer/director Ben Wheatley about the film. We discuss some of his directorial choices in A Field in England, working with his select group of actors and even delve into a few amusing but less mature topics as we went on. Listen to the full 12-minute recorded TGB interview from Fantastic Fest below.
Ben is definitely a director you should have your eye on due to the fact that he has yet to disappoint as he genre hops his way through cinema - up next for him is High-Rise. A Field in England is a delicious and mind-bending experience and one I implore everyone to take! Find out more details here on how to see it.
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A Field in England is directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay co-written by Wheatley and Amy Jump. The story follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O'Neil, an alchemist, they are forced to aid him in finding a hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia as it becomes clear the treasure might not simply be gold. The film opened in the summer in the UK last year, and is just now on VOD in the US. See the trailer here.