Hiddleston talks High-Rise

Hiddleston talks High-Rise

Date: 07/03/2016 13:00

The film adaptation of cult novel High-Rise is soon to grace both cinema screens and the cover of Sight & Sound. A story of societal collapse in a 1970s tower-block, High-Rise is a dystopian satire, by turns darkly comic and disturbing.

It was filmed on location in Northern Ireland - including a key location in Bangor - by Ben Wheatley, director of such unnerving, unforgettable films as A Field In England, Kill List and Sightseers. High-Rise received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Financiers include Film4 and the British Film Institute.


J.G. Ballard's novel was adapted for the screen by Amy Jump and the film features a stellar cast including Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Millar, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss, James Purefoy and Keeley Hawes. The score is supplied by Clint Mansell, composer for films including The Wrestler and Black Swan.

Hiddleston is amongst those interviewed in the latest Sight & Sound, discussing the making of the film and the issues of class and identity it raises. The April edition also looks at the wider influence of Ballard on filmmakers and explores the work of Alan Clarke, maverick director of films including, Scum, Rita, Sue and Bob Too and Elephant, a brutal meditation on the violence of The Troubles.