Director: Ben Wheatley

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High-Rise (15)

Director: Ben Wheatley

Directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field In England), High-Rise is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel. The film centres around Robert Laing, a young doctor (Tom Hiddleston) who is seduced by a residential tower block and its visionary creator (Jeremy Irons), who has designed the building as a luxurious world apart from the problems of the city it stands in. But when discord sets in among the residents and they split into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of the mounting violence.

A special screening to announce the programme for Hull Film Festival, which is taking place from Wednesday 29 June to Monday 4 July this year. Come along from 6pm to hear about the programme and get a sneak preview of some of the films at a presentation event.

For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com. 

NB. This is a cinema screening.

‘"A step up from the anarchic experiments of his previous works, High-Rise sees Wheatley coming into his own as a director in complete control of his environment."’

Mark Kermode. Observer

‘"Visionary film-making, wildly ambitious, very caustic and hitting the bull's eye of almost every target in its sights."’

Geoffrey Macnab. Independent