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High Life

Directed by Claire Denis
110 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Individual tickets for this film go on sale 8 May
Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and André Benjamin (OutKast’s André 3000) star in this bold, sexually charged sci-fi thriller from acclaimed French director Claire Denis.

Reminiscent of visionary sci-fi classics like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Ridley Scott’s Alien – while assuredly exploring her own sensual twists on genre conventions – Claire Denis’s latest work takes us on an extraordinary, unsettling and sometimes shocking journey into deep space. Pattinson plays an introverted convict on a penal starship who comes to grips with convict-doctor Binoche’s bizarre, controlling sex games and her mad-scientist experiments with human reproduction. As the ship approaches a black hole and time begins to warp and lose meaning, the convicts and crew abandon any semblance of discipline or social norms, and the bodily fluids – and blood – start to flow.

'High Life' looks to be on the right side of a masterpiece.
Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail
You know you’re in a Denis movie set in outer space when the movie goes out of its way to disobey all the rules.
K Austin Collins, Vanity Fair


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Unclassified 18+
France, Germany, UK, Poland
In English
Claire Denis
Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney, Oliver Dungey, Klaudia Smieja, Andrew Lauren, D.J. Gugenheim
Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Agatha Buzek, Lars Eidinger
Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox
Yorick Le Saux
Guy Lecorne
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