UK, 2013 (MIFF 2013, Night Shift)
Director: Ben Wheatley
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness.
In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help him uncover a treasure buried in the middle of a field. As they feast on wild mushrooms, the group descends into paranoia and arguments, and they discover that the treasure may be more than mere gold.
In only three short years, Ben Wheatley has proven himself a force of British cinema with the instant cult hits Down Terrace (MIFF 2010), Kill List (MIFF 2011) and Sightseers (MIFF 2012). He brings with him comedians Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen) for a period piece unlike any other.
"It brings together the more psychedelic elements of Kill List and Sightseers and weaves in our take on historical drama." – Ben Wheatley
D Ben Wheatley P Claire Jones, Andy Starke S Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2013