Directed by Ben Wheatley, “High-Rise” is the spotlight of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the J.G. Ballard book, it features Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Laing, a man who moves into a new apartment building that becomes consumed by a class war.
The Festival runs from September 10th to 20th.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the elevators fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.