Heralding a bold new voice in British genre filmmaking, Ben Wheatley’s third feature continues his recent tear of pitch-black comedies full of violent repercussions (Kill List, Down Terrace). SIGHTSEERS, one of the strongest comedies of the year, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight program and was also shown in the Vanguard section at Toronto International Film Festival.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him the wrong way, over a very jagged edge.
IFC Film will release SIGHTSEERS in theaters in the U.S. in the Spring of 2013.
British filmmaker Ben Wheatley made his directorial debut with last year's disturbing thriller Kill List. This year, the director is back with the bizarre comedy Sightseers, working alongside executive producer Edgar Wright. Today, we have four posters from this road trip comedy, debuting in U.K. theaters November 30. Co-writers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram star as Tina and Chris, a couple who take a road trip in their caravan, which takes several wrong turns to make this dream holiday a complete nightmare. Check out the one-sheets for this dark comedy.
Sightseers was released May 10th, 2013.Read More