Available from Monday – Music Control Experiment Vol1 – Jim Williams: The Sightseers Sessions
We’re very very pleased to announce the first physical thing to come out of Rook Towers – a specially mixed two track collectors vinyl release of Jim Williams’ amazing original music score for Sightseers. [click to continue…]
Sightseers has been nominated in the following categories:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM Sponsored by Moët & Chandon
BEST DIRECTOR Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission
Ben Wheatley – Sightseers
BEST SCREENPLAY Sponsored by BBC Films
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump – Sightseers
BEST ACTRESS Sponsored by M.A.C
Alice Lowe (Tina) – Sightseers
Steve Oram (Chris) – Sightseers
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Eileen Davies (Carol) – Sightseers
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION Sponsored by Company3
Sightseers [click to continue…]
Sitges’ other big winner, Brit Ben Wheatley’s darkly comic killing spree romp “Sightseers,” won actress for Alice Lowe and screenplay for Lowe, co-star Steve Oram and Amy Jump.
Sitges’ 45th edition served as a reminder of genre production’s rude health worldwide, as well as a local launch-pad for Spanish productions and a new flock of helmers.
Originally posted at Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118060711?refcatid=13)
Yesterday Empire Online gave you a first look at the four character posters for Sightseers.
Sightseers can be seen in UK cinemas from November 30th, 2012.
The August print edition of Empire Magazine had a full 4 page spread dedicated to Empire’s own visit to the set of Sightseers. The feature also included brand new images of the cast and crew by Charlie Gray.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice the film’s official release date for UK cinemas is announced as November 30th 2012 – mark that one in your calendars!
The images below can be clicked on to make them bigger or why not grab a handy PDF here.
Ben Wheatley, 40, is a British writer-director who combines genre thrills with arthouse boldness. While his earlier films ‘Down Terrace’ (2009) and ‘Kill List’ (2011) impressed audiences at the Rotterdam and Toronto film festivals, the appearance of his new film ‘Sightseers’ in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes marks Wheatley’s first visit to the Croisette.
How did you feel when you found out you’d been selected for Cannes?
‘Really happy, as you can imagine. I’ve been going to Cannes for years and never thought I’d show a film there. It seemed so unobtainable. So we were just blown away. It’s been a dramatic process. With other festivals, it was always casual – we’d send the movie off, find out a few weeks later we were invited, and we’d go, “Oh, great!”. But this went on for weeks. “When are we going to hear?” “What’s going on?” We found out at the last minute, after they’d announced everything else. It was quite a ride.
[Continue reading at TimeOut.com]
Directors’ Fortnight features Ben Wheatley, Michel Gondry, Jaime Rosales and Anurag Kashyap
Michel Gondry will open Directors’ Fortnight this year with The We And The I, his New York-shot film about a group of high-school children who travel into the future. The selection will close with Noémie Lvovsky’s Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), about a 40-year-old mother, recently abandoned by her partner, who travels back in time to her teenage years when they first met.
The non-competitive and independent-minded sidebar, founded in 1969 in the wake of the student protests of 1968, will showcase 21 features and 10 shorts in total. This year marks the first Directors’ Fortnight with Edouard Waintrop at the helm. A former critic at Libération and director of Switzerland’s International Film Festival of Fribourg, Waintrop was appointed artistic director last summer after the controversial exit of Frédéric Boyer.
British director Ben Wheatley’s dark comedy Sightseers – about a couple who go on a killing spree while on a caravan holiday — will be given a Special Screening, as will The Night In Front (La Noche de Efrente), the final film shot by Raul Ruiz in his native Chile shortly before this death last August.
There are six first films in the line-up including US filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237, examining the theories revolving around the meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
Via Screen International (http://tinyurl.com/c76svx6)
For further coverage please visit:
HollywoodReporter.com / Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry’s ‘The We & The I’ to Open Director’s Fortnight (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michel-gondry-cannes-film-festival-directors-fortnight-314985)
Originally posted on 3rd April, 2012 at ScreenDaily.com | By Ian Sandwell
Ben Wheatley follows the acclaimed Kill List with a ‘lighter’ story about serial killers on a caravan holiday. Ian Sandwell visited the set of Sightseers.
How do you follow a film like Kill List, the low-budget hit that was one of the best reviewed UK films in recent memory? If you are Ben Wheatley, you try not to think about it.
“There was a bit of pressure after [debut feature] Down Terrace. I thought that would be the high-water mark and then we’d get slaughtered on the second film. Then we didn’t expect anything from Kill List at all. We thought, ‘Well this could go either way, people could really like it or they could just hate it.’
“You just have to push it right to the edge and make the best film you can that you’re doing at the moment. But if you start thinking in terms of what critics think, you’re fucked basically.”
Wheatley uses that mindset to approach his third feature Sightseers — in keeping with his previous films, it defies categorisation. There are eye-catching stills of a chicken sacrifice and a blood-spattered wheel, but then there is also a snap of an adorable dog who could give Uggie a run for his money. [Continue Reading]
[Via Screen Daily]