HIGH LIFE

by Claire Denis
HIGH LIFE

Informations

Nation: Germany, France, UK, Poland, Canada, USA

Year: 2018

Length: 110'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Deep space. Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. During the years, through his daughter, Monte experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.
“High Life is not a science fiction film even if there are healthy doses of fiction – and science thanks to the precious participation of the astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau, specialist in astroparticle physics and black holes. The film takes place in space but it’s very grounded.”

Director

Claire Denis

Claire Denis

Claire Denis (Paris, France, 1946) graduated from IDHEC, the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies. She worked as assistant director for Jarmusch, Wenders, Costa-Gavras, and Rivette. In 1988, she directed her first feature Chocolat, which was screened in competition in Cannes and gained her international notoriety. She directed several noteworthy movies, including No Fear, No Die (1990, awarded Best Editing at the Venice Film Festival), Nenette and Boni (1996, Golden Leopard in Locarno), and Beau travail (1999), presented in Venice, as were The Intruder (2004), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), and White Material (2009). She participated to the Cannes Film Festival in the section Un certain regard with Bastards (2013) and Bright Sunshine In (2017), which won the SACD Prize at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Filmography:
Chocolat (1988), S’en fout la mort (Al diavolo la morte, 1990), J’ai pas sommeil (1994), Boom-Boom (1994), Nenétte et Boni (1996), Beau travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (Cannibal Love - Mangiata viva, 2001), Vendredi soir (2002), L’intrus (2004), 35 rhums (2008), White Material (2009), Les salauds (2013), Un beau soleil intérieur (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Claire Denis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, con la collaborazione di/with the collaboration of Geoff Cox
fotografia/cinematography
Yorick Le Saux
montaggio/film editing
Guy Lecorne
scenografia/production design
François-Renaud Labarthe
costumi/costume design
Judy Shrewsbury
musica/music
Stuart A. Staples
suono/sound
Andreas Hildebrandt
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Robert Pattinson (Monte), Juliette Binoche (Dibs), André Benjamin (Tcherny), Mia Goth (Boyse), Claire Tran (Mink), Jessie Ross (Willow), Scarlett Lindsey (Willow bambina/as a child)
produttori/producers
Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney
produzione/production
Pandora Film Produktion, Alcatraz Films
coproduzione/coproduction
Andrew Lauren Productions, Madants, The Apocalypse Films Company, Arte France Cinéma

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contatti/contacts
Wild Bunch
Esther Devos
[email protected]
www.wildbunch.biz

Chronicles

«High Life non è un film di fantascienza anche se ci sono abbondanti dosi di fiction e di science grazie alla preziosa partecipazione dell’astrofisico Aurélien Barrau, specialista in fisica delle astroparticelle e dei buchi neri. Il film si svolge nello spazio ma è molto radicato a una concretezza terrena».

Synopsis Learn more

Deep space. Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. During the years, through his daughter, Monte experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.
“High Life is not a science fiction film even if there are healthy doses of fiction – and science thanks to the precious participation of the astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau, specialist in astroparticle physics and black holes. The film takes place in space but it’s very grounded.”

Director All about direction

Claire Denis

Claire Denis

Claire Denis (Paris, France, 1946) graduated from IDHEC, the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies. She worked as assistant director for Jarmusch, Wenders, Costa-Gavras, and Rivette. In 1988, she directed her first feature Chocolat, which was screened in competition in Cannes and gained her international notoriety. She directed several noteworthy movies, including No Fear, No Die (1990, awarded Best Editing at the Venice Film Festival), Nenette and Boni (1996, Golden Leopard in Locarno), and Beau travail (1999), presented in Venice, as were The Intruder (2004), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), and White Material (2009). She participated to the Cannes Film Festival in the section Un certain regard with Bastards (2013) and Bright Sunshine In (2017), which won the SACD Prize at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Filmography:
Chocolat (1988), S’en fout la mort (Al diavolo la morte, 1990), J’ai pas sommeil (1994), Boom-Boom (1994), Nenétte et Boni (1996), Beau travail (1999), Trouble Every Day (Cannibal Love - Mangiata viva, 2001), Vendredi soir (2002), L’intrus (2004), 35 rhums (2008), White Material (2009), Les salauds (2013), Un beau soleil intérieur (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Claire Denis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, con la collaborazione di/with the collaboration of Geoff Cox
fotografia/cinematography
Yorick Le Saux
montaggio/film editing
Guy Lecorne
scenografia/production design
François-Renaud Labarthe
costumi/costume design
Judy Shrewsbury
musica/music
Stuart A. Staples
suono/sound
Andreas Hildebrandt
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Robert Pattinson (Monte), Juliette Binoche (Dibs), André Benjamin (Tcherny), Mia Goth (Boyse), Claire Tran (Mink), Jessie Ross (Willow), Scarlett Lindsey (Willow bambina/as a child)
produttori/producers
Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney
produzione/production
Pandora Film Produktion, Alcatraz Films
coproduzione/coproduction
Andrew Lauren Productions, Madants, The Apocalypse Films Company, Arte France Cinéma

**
contatti/contacts
Wild Bunch
Esther Devos
[email protected]
www.wildbunch.biz

Chronicles Read the chronicles

«High Life non è un film di fantascienza anche se ci sono abbondanti dosi di fiction e di science grazie alla preziosa partecipazione dell’astrofisico Aurélien Barrau, specialista in fisica delle astroparticelle e dei buchi neri. Il film si svolge nello spazio ma è molto radicato a una concretezza terrena».