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HIGH LIFE

by Claire Denis

synopsis

Deep space. Beyond our solar system. Monte and his daughter Willow live together on board a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A solitary man, who uses his strict self-discipline as protection against desire (his own and that of others), Monte fathered the girl against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate Boyse, the young woman who gave birth to the girl. They were members of a crew of prisoners: space convicts, death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission to the black hole closest to Earth. Now only Monte and Willow remain. And Monte is no longer the same. Through his daughter, for the first time, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Willow grows, first of all into a young girl and then into a young woman.

international title: High Life
original title: High Life
country: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, United States
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Claire Denis
film run: 110'
screenplay: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Nick Laird, Zadie Smith
cast: Juliette Binoche, Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Claire Tran, André Benjamin
cinematography by: Yorick Le Saux
film editing: Guy Lecorne
art director: François-Renaud Labarthe
music: Stuart Staples
producer: Laurence Clerc, Oliver Dungey, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen
production: Alcatraz Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, The Apocalypse Films, Madants Sp. z o.o., Andrew Lauren Productions - ALP (US)
backing: Polish Film Institute