Ben Wheatley’s “A FIELD IN ENGLAND” to have its North American Premiere at TIFFMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
A FIELD IN ENGLAND’s all encompassing day-and-date DVD, VOD, TV and online release in the UK last month was an envious one. So many options there, but none yet for stateside enthusiasts of Ben Wheatley. What that frenzy having died down, eyes turn to when Drafthouse Films will unleash the mad period piece in the U.S. Could it be post-festival season?
After weeks of announcements, the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup and toplining its Wavelengths section (“Daring, visionary and autonomous voices.”) is the North American Premiere of the latest from the DOWN TERRACE, KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS director. That festival runs September 5-15, and with the Drafthouse-centric Fantastic Fest soon after at the end of the month, it seems likely A FIELD IN ENGLAND will pop up there as well.
Hopefully, its proper theatrical and VOD will follow soon after. In A FIELD IN ENGLAND, it’s 1648. “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.”