High Life by Claire Denis
04.10.19 – 27.10.19
We have the pleasure of showing High Life (2018), the latest film of French director Claire Denis! The film centres around a spaceship on its way to a black hole, manned by former members of a crew of prisoners – death row inmates. A sensual, eerie film experience that leaves a lasting impression.
In cooperation with Vega Scene and Cinemateket.
About the film
Deep space: Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A man whose strict self-discipline is a shield against desire, Monte fathered her against his will as part of a scientific experiment. Out of all the former passengers of the spaceship (amongst others Juliette Binoche as a strange professor and André 3000 as an intergalactic gardener), at last only Monte and Willow remain. Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.
The black hole was designed by Denis in cooperation with artist Olafur Eliasson and his light installation Contact (2014).
About the director
Claire Denis is a French director and screenwriter, renowned for films including Chocolat (1988), Beau Travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (2001), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), and Bastards (2013). Born in Paris, Claire Denis lived in a number of African countries until the age of 12. Having returned to France, she studied at the IDEHEC (Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques), where she met cinematographer Agnès Godard, who would later work on the majority of her films. She began her professional life in the cinema as assistant to major directors like Robert Enrico, Wim Wenders, Costa Gavras and Jacques Rivette.