Thursday, December 11, 2014
A Field in England
Ben Wheatley dabbles in surrealism with his film A Field in England. It's certainly not your standard cinematic fare, that's for sure. So what is it? To put it in a word, bizarre. (And even that's an understatement.)
It's Amy Jump's script that makes A Field in England what it is. (Not to mention her editing with Wheatley as well.) Just the sheer strangeness of it all is worthy of a mention. (Again, David Lynch would be proud.)
Also worth mentioning is the cinematography by Laurie Rose. The black-and-white imagery adds to the film's strangeness. Similar to Freddie Francis' work for The Innocents and The Elephant Man, it adds a beauty to the surrealism. A small detail but one worth mentioning.
A Field in England is a truly odd film but Wheatley makes the most of it. It's very much a film for certain tastes only though it's likely anyone would enjoy it. So if you like bizarre films similar to David Lynch's, you'll probably enjoy A Field in England.
My Rating: ****