The Fan Carpet’s Jen Scouler spoke to Ben Wheatley at the premiere of High-Rise at the Glasgow Film Festival 2016
The Fan Carpet's Jen Scouler spoke to Ben Wheatley at the premiere of High-Rise at the Glasgow Film Festival 2016.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing 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…..
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Neil Maskell and Peter Ferdinando, High-Rise hits Cinemas on March 18.
Photo by Jassy Earl.
HIGH-RISE IS OUT ON MARCH 18