22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024


United Kingdom, 2012: 89 Minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2013
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sat, Apr 20 9:30 PM


Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way — on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina has led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see — the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life. It doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers, pre-booked caravan sites and Tina’s meddling mother soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams, sending him and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge.

The third film from award-winning director Ben Wheatley, the man behind 2011’s instant cult classic Kill List, Sightseers transforms a bucolic British holiday into a pitch-black comedy full of bizarre developments and over-the-top violence. It’s every bit as twisted as Wheatley’s last outing, but more importantly, it’s bloody hilarious.

Cannes Film Festival 2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Sundance Film Festival 2013
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

press for Sightseers

"The most consistently hilarious Brit-com for a good half-decade"
- The Hollywood Reporter
"...multi-faceted humour that handily mixes affectionate foolery with witty social observations, elaborate vulgarity and jarring moments of casual violence make Sightseers a cheeky, nihilistic delight"
- Exclaim!

screened with a short film


The Captain


Comedy / Horror / Drama

89 Minutes


Ben Wheatley

Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump

Nira Park, Claire Jones, Andy Starke

Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Richard Glover




Breakthrough British Filmmaker - London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
Best Actress & Screenplay, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2012
Peter Sellers Comedy Award, The Evening Standard Awards 2013
Best Screenplay - British Independent Film Awards 2012