“High Life,” the 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Claire Denis, will be screened at 7 p.m. June 13 and 14 at the IU Cinema. Tickets are available online for $4 for students and $7 for non-students.
The film follows Monte, played by Robert Pattinson, and his daughter Willow, the last survivors of a failed experiment in which death row inmates are sent to deep space. While in space, Monte and the other prisoners are subjected to experiments conducted by Dr. Dibs, who is obsessed with creating a child via artificial insemination and uses the prisoners to achieve this.
Other prisoners in the film are played by actors including Mia Goth and André Benjamin, also known as André 3000.
“The director Claire Denis’s work can be intoxicatingly beautiful, filled with strong, attention-seizing, periodically mind-bending images. At times, beauty seems to stand alone, untethered to meaning,” said Manohla Dargis in a review for the New York Times.
Writer and director of the film Denis is a French filmmaker whose body of work previously focused on colonialism and issues in modern France, having been born in Paris and raised in various African countries colonized by France.
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 2018, the film was not released in the U.S. until April 5, 2019.