a field in england

Mushrooms and madness in the 17th century. With its surreal visuals and dialogue that borders on Beckett, A Field In England (2013) is not a conventional horror film or costume drama, and is as difficult to categorize as it is to predict where the plot is headed. It’s more like a strange and occasionally disturbing dream that was beautifully filmed. Though there’s little character development, the actors throw themselves into the proceedings with gusto. There’s a touch of Ken Russell and Peter Greenaway here but director Ben Wheatley really has his own thing going on and I look forward to seeing more of his work. There’s some pretty cool music, too. If you’re a fan of the odd and obscure, or of creative cinema, this is definitely worth checking out.

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