A psychedelic head trip that legendary director Martin Scorsese described as "audacious and wildly brilliant -- a stunning cinematic experience," A Field in England is set in 1648 as three soldiers are led into an empty field by an alchemist. What happens after that is a lot harder to summarize. It's filmed in black and white, which strips away certain visual distractions, yet it's an intense, "realistic" experience that lodges itself in the brain.
Director Ben Wheatley previously made the disturbingly violent horror flick Kill List, as well as the dark comedies Down Terrace and Sightseers. A Field in England is perhaps his most daring, experimental film so far; it's certainly his most unsettling in its depictions of the psychological horrors that are inflicted upon the soldiers -- and upon the audience. You can get a taste of its distinctive flavor, first by casting your eyes at the trippy new poster and then by watching the new trailer below.
The movie opens in select theaters on February 7 and will also be available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms.