watch an exclusive clip from the new 'high-rise' film adaption

Ahead of its release next week, here's a first glimpse inside the big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard's tense, dystopian epic.

by i-D Staff and Ryan White
10 March 2016, 2:37pm

The film adaption of High-Rise couldn't have come at a better time. As the questionable ethics of London's ever-growing number of luxury flats continues to dominate the conversation around the capital's future, J.G. Ballard's titular high rise -- built from concrete, steel and a solid foundation of social hierarchy -- feels uncomfortably familiar. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans, the Ben Wheatley epic hits screens March 18th in the UK before screening at New York's Tribeca Film Festival in April. Here, as Hiddleston's Dr. Robert Laing attends his first social event in the high rise, get a taste of the dark undertones and class tensions the film explores.

Read J.G. Ballard's prophetic interview in which he predicted social media on the pages of i-D in 1987.


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