High Life

Directed by Claire Denis
123 minutes
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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.

Enrich your film experience with In Frame, a short and engaging critique of High Life produced by The University of Sydney.

Flexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 17 June to Wednesday 19 June.
'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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Doug the Human
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Mon 10 June
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Fri 14 June
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
Tue 18 June
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits, Selling Fast, French Films, Back By Popular Demand
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
Crime, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Cinephile, Science & Tech
Company Credits
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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