High Life

R, 113 minutes


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. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. (2019, Claire Denis, UK, English, 113 min, R)

“High Life is strange and wondrous, less a traditional sci-fi film than it is a seductive journey into the long, black night of death.” — Andrew Lapin, NPR

“The isolated setting allows [Denis] 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.” — Caryn James, BBC.com

“High Life, which proves once and for all that “Claire Denis movie” is a genre onto itself, speaks to more irrational concerns, mostly through its memorable, striking, sometimes shocking imagery.” — A.A. Dowd, AV Club

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