High Life, the latest film from Claire Denis, premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada. It is co-written by Denis, Nick Laird, Geoff Cox and Jean-Pol Fargeau.
The film stars Twilight and recent Cronenberg regular Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Outcast’s André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Claire Tran, Ewan Mitchell and Gloria Obianyo.
In these interviews Pattinson talks about wanting to work specifically with Denis, and the director herself opines that the film is ‘not really’ sci-fi and more about something more taboo.
High Life TIFF Premiere Interviews
The film takes place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present. A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation and is about a group of criminals who accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. They find themselves in the most unimaginable situation after a storm of cosmic rays hit the ship.