CINEMA GALERIES is glad to present HIGH-RISE by Ben Wheatley.
Robert Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartement in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life an meets the building’s eccentric tenants : Charlotte, his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder, a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen; and Mr. Royal, the enigmatic architect who designed the building.
Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
This film is an adaptation of the novel I.G.H. (High-Rise) by J. G. Ballard.