Movie Review – High Life (2018)

High Life, 2018.

Directed by Claire Denis.

Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Agata Buzek, Lars Eidinger, Claire Tran, Ewan Mitchell, Gloria Obianyo, Scarlett Lindsey, and Jessie Ross.


A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

High Life adopts the nonlinear storytelling format in a confidently directed and masterfully edited manner that expands the gravity of each individual narrative act juxtaposed against one another. Directed by Claire Denis, the highly unnerving and wildly ambitious space drama takes a group of death row inmates placing them into a new setting to serve science, also coming across as a harrowing intergalactic Stanford Prison Experiment.

Also, by serving science, I mean the prisoners are Not hurling through outer space (their spacecraft resembles a cargo container when seen floating) towards a black hole to harness whatever mysteries it holds for infinite Earth resources

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