One of the most original new voices in British cinema, Ben (Kill List) Wheatley, returns with a dose of dark humour in his latest film Sightseers (2012), which will be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 29th of September.
Sightseers focuses on Chris (Steve Oram) and his new girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe). Chris is an aspiring writer currently experiencing writer‘s block. Tina is a thirty something year old woman, still living with her mother, who cannot forgive Tina for accidentally killing her dog. The couples‘ shared sense of desperation and need for escape sends them out on ‘an erotic odyssey’ across Britain‘s Northern cultural hotspots.
Director Wheatley proudly projects pictorial, yet naturalistic vision of Northern England in all its beauty. And when this pastoral turns dark and violent, the film still maintains an emotional realisms that remains quintessentially British.
Critically acclaimed all over the wold, Sightseers was nominated for several awards at the British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Co-scripted and largely improvised by its lead actors, Steve Oram and Horrible Histories‘ Alice Lowe, the film won the award for the Best Screenplay.
Disturbingly sincere and thrillingly hilarious film about those who struggle to get it right, this is a film not to be missed!
Here’s the trailer!
The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.
For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com
Sightseers (UK, 2012, Ben Wheatley) 90 min. 15 Cert.
29 September, 2013
Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm
Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from
Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
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