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High Life (12A)
Dir. Claire Denis
110 mins | Various | 2018
- Sat 25 May: 6pm
- Sun 26 May: 1pm
- Tue 28 May: 7.30pm
French auteur Claire Denis’s (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum) breathlessly awaited English language debut is a tale of criminals flung into deep space.
Robert Pattinson stars as Monte, a criminal who volunteers for a mysterious space mission to avoid imprisonment. In a spaceship light years from Earth, he is joined by a gang of fellow crooks, the ship’s doctor, Dibs (Juliette Binoche) – who has her own motivations for being aboard, including carrying out strange sexual experiments in a bid to see if conception is possible in the outskirts of space.
Fearless, daring and visually arresting, confounding but richly rewarding, High Life is another spectacular artistic achievement from this most versatile of filmmakers, reconfiguring the tropes of sci-fi to create a startlingly fresh and curious take on human fragility.
‘One of the titans of world cinema’