TIP TOP FILM PICK! SIGHTSEERSJanuary 2, 2013
It’s not often we make a fuss about films here on the UO blog, but we couldn’t resist when seeing the trailer for new British film Sightseers!
Directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List 2011), this black comedy sees a innocent caravan holiday spiral out of control in many a murderous way. Writers and cast members Alice Lowe (Tina), and Steve Oram (Chris), portray a sweet couple on adventure around the British country side. All is well until the stress begins to mount, the likes of loud teenagers and booked up caravan sights proves all to much for the eager to impress Chris. The result is a hilarious bloodbath…
It’s not just us here at UO who like the look of this flick. Sightseers received seven nominations from the BIFA’s, along with awards for best screen play and best actress at the SITGES festival. Director Ben Wheatley was also proud of his debut screening at the Cannes directors fortnight, proving independent film is still up there in the world of cinema.
The film also boasts an original score from composer Jim Williams. But be warned, with a release only available on 150 12″ vinyls you’ll have to be quick if you like the sound of his dark noises.
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