High Life 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 17 June *followed by a hosted discussion

DIRECTOR Claire Denis
CAST Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche star in this provocative and visually arresting film from auteur Claire Denis.

Fearless, daring and visually arresting, confounding but richly rewarding, High Life is another spectacular artistic achievement from this most versatile of filmmakers. Robert Pattinson stars as a criminal who volunteers for a mysterious space mission to avoid imprisonment; Juliette Binoche plays the ship’s doctor, carrying out strange sexual experiments among the captives. This is a film that will divide audiences but that’s part of the beauty of it: whether you love or hate it, it will make you feel something, and will certainly spark discussion.
(2018 UK / France / Germany / Poland / USA 113 mins)

Prepare for this screening by seeing our special 35mm screening of Beau Travail, Claire Denis’ powerful and extraordinarily beautiful examination of masculinity.

*Our hosted discussions are like a book club but for films, with a volunteer leading a discussion with anyone who wants to stay for a chat after the film.

High Life is provocative, eerie and above all weird. But even at its most willfully enigmatic it is anchored in this world by Pattinson’s terrific, humane, understated performance … Denis seems profoundly uninterested in space itself. Instead, the isolated setting allows her to focus on the essence of human behaviour, on the themes of love, guilt and desire that have propelled her long and stunning career, and that her newest lead actor make so captivating.  Caryn James, BBC

BBFC advice: Contains sexual violence and strong sexual detail
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)

This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at info@saffronscreen.com to ensure that audio description is available.