Ben Wheatley‘s films, even at their grittiest, have always had a surreal quality, which usually pertains to the violence. That violence will likely be present in his latest, A Field in England, but the movie also looks like his strangest yet. I have no problem with that, and I certainly have no problem with Laurie Rose‘s eye-catching black and white cinematography. Today, we’re pleased to debut three new images from the film. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, it takes place in 1648 where “Three soldiers are led by an alchemist into a mysterious field. They discover the horrors of war are nothing compared to those of the mind.” Like I said, it’s going to be a trip.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith, Richard Glover, Peter Ferinando, and Ryan Pope. A Field in England will open in theaters and on VOD on February 7th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
England: 1648 AD. 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 (Michael Smiley), 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. A Field In England is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley – award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.
Via Drafthouse Films.