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HIGH LIFE HIGH LIFE

SCIENCE FICTION / GERMANY, FRANCE, UK, POLAND / 2019 / 111 MINS / MA 15+

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Claire Denis is one of France’s most impressive and provocative contemporary filmmakers, with a collection of oeuvres that includes Beau Travail, Trouble Every Day and, more recently, Let the Sunshine In (AF FFF2018) starring Juliette Binoche (who also appears in Olivier Assayas’ Non-Fiction in the Festival).

Not one to be shackled by the constraints of any genre, High Life sees Denis venture into science fiction to create “a masterfully mystifying event-horizon nightmare” (Variety) as her first foray into the English language. Even in science fiction, she continues her predilection for the corporeal, focusing squarely on the science of biology, and matters of flesh and blood.

Far beyond our solar system, Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his infant daughter, Willow, are drifting closer to a black hole where all time and space cease to exist. They are the sole survivors of a prison crew where they were treated as human guinea pigs. Willow is an experiment, fathered by Monte against his will to Boyse (Mia Goth) after the deranged Dr Dibs (Juliette Binoche) harvested his sperm.

Mixing restrained cinematography, an intelligently layered screenplay and a score that mimics radiation hum, High Life could be Denis’ most audacious project to date or, at the very least, one that will stand alongside Alien and Solaris as a deeply captivating vision that will remain imprinted in the hearts and imaginations of its audiences.

DIRECTED BY: CLAIRE DENIS

STARRING: ROBERT PATTINSON, JULIETTE BINOCHE, ANDRÉ BENJAMIN, MIA GOTH, LARS EIDINGER

WINNER: Best Music, Ghent International Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, Ghent International Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, Prix Louis Delluc 2018
NOMINATED: People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
WINNER: FIPRESCI prize, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018

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