Acclaimed French director Claire Denis delivers her first English-language film in the form of this bizarre, austere, hypnotic and truly audacious science-fiction experience. High Life is as elusive and elliptical as anything Denis has made, homing in on the deeply existential emptiness humans face when plunged into the remoteness of outer space.
Robert Pattinson plays one of several death-row criminals on a one-way mission sent to explore a distant black hole, however a team of menacing scientists are also on board, keen to use the mission for a series of cruel sexual experiments.
“This kinky, often grotesque melding of genre science-fiction with all-out body horror is an audacious project” Variety
Awards/Notables: Toronto International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Rotterdam, Torino, Busan