Sci-Fi | USA/France
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 sexual experiments.
Director: Claire Denis
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth
Runtime: 110 mins
Passes Bechdel test? No
Festival selections: Toronto International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Rotterdam, Torino, Busan
Friday 12 April, 6pm – BCC Coolangatta
Saturday 13 April, 6.45pm – Cinema 1, HOTA
Sunday 14 April, 3.30pm – BCC Coolangatta