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High Life

Directed by Claire Denis
2018
110 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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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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Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
France, Germany, UK, Poland
Language
In English
Director
Claire Denis
Producer
Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney, Oliver Dungey, Klaudia Smieja, Andrew Lauren, D.J. Gugenheim
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Agatha Buzek, Lars Eidinger
Screenwriter
Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox
Cinematographer
Yorick Le Saux
Editor
Guy Lecorne
Program Strand
First Films Announced
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