18

High Life

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Starring
Robert Pattinson,  Juliette Binoche,  André Benjamin,  Mia Goth,  Lars Eidinger,  Agata Buzek

Director: Claire Denis

Running Time: 113 minutes

Certificate: 18 - sexual violence, strong sexual detail

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Format: 2D


“As with so many of Denis' films, the point is to contrive an overwhelmingly powerful mood and moment, an almost physiological sensation, this one incubated in the vast, cold reaches of space.”
★★★★★
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Pattinson is as subtle, exacting and unpredictable as he's ever been, transmitting bone-deep loneliness and resigned fatalism with very little dialogue to help him.”
★★★★★
- Simran Hans, The Observer
 
“It's heavy, angry stuff. A film that lashes out at humankind as a species of grunting thugs entirely at the mercy of the procreative impulse. It ends with an uncharacteristic touch of optimism, but it's little and late. You'll need a stiff drink.”
★★★★
- Kevin Maher, The Times
 
“It goes out into the universe to look in...it is first and foremost a film by Claire Denis.”
- Mark Kermode


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.

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