The clock is quickly ticking down to UK cinematic release of Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise and today we pull up to the bumper in a new teaser poster. What looks like a basic poster of a blue car’s bumper from the era of the film, if you look closely and focus into the shadow you will see the connection.
High-Rise sees us head back to 1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home.
Ian Schultz watched High-Rise at it’s UK Premiere at London Film Festival back In October, loved every minute of the film. Calling it Wheatley’s most mainstream film to date but also still full of the director’s trademark film stylings. When it comes to J.G Ballard books nothing is straightforward expect plenty of dark twisted undertones, class struggles something ironically has raised it’s ugly head again thanks to David Cameron.
Check out the recent fuller trailer for the film here.
High-Rise is set for a UK cinema release of 18th March,however on 18th and 19th February you can catch the film at Glasgow Film Festival (Ben Wheatley will be in attendance for a Q&A after the 18th screening) The film co-stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss.