Year 2011, in Sitges, Ben Wheatley surprises people far and wide with the dark thriller Kill Kist. Year 2012, in Cannes, Ben Wheatley surprises people far and wide with the horror comedy Sightseers. But what’s absent, however, is the missing link: Down Terrace, Wheatley’s directorial debut, the first example of black humor mixed with genre patterns. On this occasion we follow a father and his son, who have just been released from prison. Convinced that someone betrayed them, they plan out their particular revenge. Things get complicated when the son’s girlfriend shows up and is pregnant.
His debut, Down Terrace (2009), established him as one of the great talents in British film, a status he cemented with Kill List (2011) and Sightseers (2012), all of them screened in Sitges along with A Field in England (2013) and High-Rise (2015).
Edition: 2012 Section: Seven Chances Original language: