Saturday Matinee: High Rise

“High Rise” (2015) is a British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on a novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. The film is set in luxury tower in a 1970s version of the future. The building houses all the conveniences of modern life, giving inhabitants the delusion of self-sufficiency as they become increasingly insular and detached from the outside world. Unfortunately the building is faulty and as the the infrastructure gradually collapses, social pressures among residents approach a breaking point. Truly a metaphor for our times.

Watch the full film here.

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