High Life

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Certificate: 18
Length: 113 mins
Director: Claire Denis
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin

A sensuous, challenging treat from Claire Denis. A crew of prisoners, adrift in deep space on a mission headed towards the oblivion or salvation of a black hole. Monte (Robert Pattinson) tends to his baby daughter, away from the questionable experiments of scientist Dibs (Juliette Binoche).

Bringing her genuine vision to science fiction, director Claire Denis loses none of the visceral intensity of her past work and gains many charismatic performers (including Mia Goth and André 3000). Maintaining the existential questions that have fired her oeuvre and transposing them onto a galactic canvas, this is truly ambitious, eye-opening cinema.

“While it’s all quite confounding, it’s also singular and moving, especially once you disavow yourself of the idea that films are meant to clarify themselves as they near their conclusion.” – Observer

“The isolated setting allows her to focus on the essence of human behaviour, on the themes of love, guilt and desire that have propelled her long and stunning career, and that her newest lead actor make so captivating.” ★★★★ – BBC

“High Life is a pensive and profound study of human life on the brink of the apocalypse.” – indieWire

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