Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
UK, 2015, 112 mins, Dir. Ben Wheatley
Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons star in Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List, Sightseers) much-anticipated adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s savage, brilliant 1975 novel, a satire of Thatcherite excess and consumerist values.
Dr. Robert Laing moves into a luxurious new apartment block, a shining beacon of modernism. He’s quickly seduced by its social scene, going to glamorous cocktail parties where the conversation always leads back to the architect who designed it.
But then flaws begin to emerge in the building and in parallel, cracks in the regimented social strata also start to show. Eventually nihilism, in the form of drugs and alcohol, extreme sex and violence and acts of depravity and destructiveness prevail, as Ballard’s dystopian parable reaches its climax.
High-Rise is brave, daring and true to Ballard’s anarchic vision.
‘Coolly immaculate’ ????
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Dir. Gabriel Abrantes with Francisco Cipriano | Portugal/France | 2016 | 7 mins
From Gabriel Abrantes comes a supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusis infamous Princess X, a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a bust portrait of Napoleons equally infamous great grand niece, Marie Bonaparte.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix