Nothing is ever simple in director Ben Wheatley’s world, and after giving us possibly last years best film (Kill List) and a gangster film that flipped the genre on its head (Down Terrace), British top class director Ben Wheatley brings us Sightseers. The film played at Cannes earlier this year, and after Kill List, has cemented Wheatley’s position as one of the most exciting directors in the world today.
The trailer for Sightseers has finally arrived, and as expected, it is hilarious but darker than the black of night. The terrific looking film opens here in the UK on 30th November, but before that it will win over US audiences at the Toronot International Film Festival in a weeks time. I say, good luck to Ben Wheatley, he bloody well deserves the praise!
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Sightseers was written by Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, who both star in the ultra dark comedy. Studio Canal will handle distribution here in the UK.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’ dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge…
By Matt Wavish