Release Date: 18 March 2016
Running Time: 119 min
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss
With half the world’s wealth owned by one percent of the population and the western world becoming increasingly urbanised and dependent on technology, the work of English science fiction writer JG Ballard has never seemed so prescient. First published in 1975, his novel High-Rise examines societal breakdown within an insular community housed in a huge concrete tower block. As the gap between rich and poor grows ever more pronounced and global politics descends into a nightmare of name-calling and one-upmanship, Ben Wheatley’s furious howl of an adaptation arrives bang on time.