UK, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Night Shift)
Director: Ben Wheatley
"Darkly funny, quasi-sweet and incredibly bloody." - Ain't It Cool
After exploring the darkest recesses of British culture in Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) and Kill List (MIFF 11), director Ben Wheatley turns his unique style to comedy, albeit his own deranged brand.
Chris is taking his new girlfriend Tina on a caravan holiday around the UK, stopping at his favourite landmarks, from the Ribblehead Viaduct to the Keswick Pencil Museum. But Chris' dream holiday takes a comically violent turn, and the trip soon descends into bloody chaos.
With a wealth of UK talent from actors/scriptwriters Steve Oram (Kill List) and Alice Lowe (Hot Fuzz) to executive producer Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), and a story that has been compared to everything from Natural Born Killers to Mike Leigh's Nuts In May, Sightseers is comedy at its blackest.
The film's Parsons Terrier, Smurf, won this year's Cannes Palm Dog award.
“The most consistently hilarious Brit-com for a good half-decade.” - Hollywood Reporter
D Ben Wheatley P Claire Jones, Nira Park, Andrew Starke S Alice Lowe, Steve Oram Dist Rialto TD DCP/2012