She may be expanding her scope (and reaching entirely new audiences with her first foray into the English language with a Robert Pattinson-led A24 release), but Claire Denis has lost none of her daring vision with High Life. An unclassifiable, riveting journey into the depths of the unknown (both as it pertains to space and human desires), ahead of a release in France, the first brief teaser and more has arrived.
Josh Lewis said in his review, “While High Life has understandably drawn all kinds of comparisons to the 60s and 70s cerebral sci-fi canon (notably Solaris and 2001: A Space Odyssey), for both its abstract use of space imagery and its minimalist ship design which more often than not resembles an artificially-lit hospital filled with dated technology, its soul is firmly in the sensibilities of its filmmaker, French master Claire Denis, who mines the genre for a deeply sensorial and moving portrait of the misery and horror parents are willing and perhaps responsible to endure so their children might not have to.”
Check out the first brief teaser, poster, and new stills below, along with the full NYFF press conference for the film also starring Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, and Claire Tran.
Update: See the first trailer.
High Life hits theaters on November 7 in France and April 12 in the United States via A24.