High Life (2019) | Claire Denis

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
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High Life
(Claire Denis, 2019, 113 min, France/Germany/UK/Poland/USA, Color, DCP)

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. The mystery deepens as the survivors hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. It’s a Claire Denis film: erotic, disturbing, philosophical, masterful.

“At once a grand departure and the same film Denis has been making all her life, HIGH LIFE deals in a kind of metaphorical colonization, in the violence inherent in interpersonal relations between men and women, and in the perversity of (especially female) desire.” —Jessica Kiang, Variety

Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).


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