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High Rise Plus Ben Wheatley Q&A ( 17 March)

Picturehouse Central, 6pm, 17 March.

Tickets and details here.


Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley turns his hand to adapting J.G. Ballard's dystopian social satire, in the highly anticipated High Rise. Picturehouse Central have Wheately on hand for a Q&A following a preview of the film on March 17.

Details: J. G. Ballard’s dystopian novel about society disintegrating within a giant tower block is brought to the screen by the maverick writer-director partnership of Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers). Awarded his biggest budget yet, Wheatley ushers on board established stars and ace production designer Mark Tildesley (The Constant Gardener, 28 Days Later). Dr Robert Laing (Hiddleston), an affluent new tenant of the titular high-rise, quickly attracts the attentions of neighbour Charlotte (Miller) and then of Helen (Elisabeth Moss), who happens to be married to the socially stratified community’s resident troublemaker (Luke Evans). 

As tensions build, the brutalist tower that its architect (a supremely laconic Irons) imagined would be “a crucible for change” gradually descends into anarchy in this great-looking, darkly hilarious drama.