High-Rise is now on release in UK cinemas. See highrisefilm.co.uk.
Things fall apart
In Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel of societal collapse in a 70s tower block, Tom Hiddleston plays an ordinary man forced to take sides when class tensions lead to anarchy. Here the actor reflects on issues of role-playing and identity. By Nick James.
+ Pulling the strings
It took producer Jeremy Thomas 40 years to bring High-Rise to the screen. Below, from the set in Northern Ireland, key members of the team discuss their role in bringing J.G. Ballard’s apocalyptic vision to life. By Neil McGlone.
+ Maverick to mainstream
J.G. Ballard’s work was always laden with cinematic influences, but his own impact on film culture took rather longer to be felt, emerging gradually from the margins of the avant garde. By Roger Luckhurst.
High-Rise reviewed by Henry K. Miller