A staggering exploration of intimacy on the final frontier, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth, High Life is a haunting achievement from visionary auteur Claire Denis. A group of death-row inmates have been sent into the outer reaches of space as a dangerous experiment, led by a sinister doctor with mysterious motives (Juliette Binoche). As they venture far from Earth, the only passengers who remain alive are the introverted Monte (Robert Pattinson) and a baby with no concept of life beyond their cursed vessel. This is a truly dark ride into space, complete with mind games, copious bodily fluids and echoes of the natural world left behind.
“Subtle, exacting and unpredictable… Robert Pattinson stuns” — The Observer