Get a Glimpse at Claire Denis' Sci-Fi 'High Life' in First Teaser Trailer

October 8, 2018
Source: YouTube

High Life Teaser Trailer

Wild Bunch has debuted the first brief, international teaser trailer for High Life, the latest from acclaimed French director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, White Material, Bastards). This low budget sci-fi drama premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and it's playing at the New York Film Festival as well. The story is about a man, played by Robert Pattinson, stuck on a spaceship heading to a distant star. He tries to interact with the rest of the crew who are slowly going crazy on the extended voyage. It's hard to describe this any better than that, and it's a hard film to figure out. Reactions from the festivals have been divisive, with extreme love and hate for this film. The cast includes Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, and Claire Tran. This is a very short teaser that doesn't show much, but at least it's something as we wait for more marketing and anticipation for this indie sci-fi feature.

Here's the very first teaser trailer for Claire Denis' High Life, direct from Wild Bunch's YouTube:

High Life Movie

High Life Movie

The destination is the black hole within closest reach of Earth. The spaceship's crew is a collection of dangerous prisoners, last-chancers with nothing left to lose. At first Monte (Robert Pattinson) is the only crew member awake, rigorously tending to the ship to keep them all alive as they hurtle through space. But Monte is also caring for a baby daughter, born on board. This anomaly is only the first sign of the chaos to come. As Monte's self-discipline slips, the crew awakens and conflicts erupt. High Life is directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis, of the films Beau Travail, Trouble Every Day, Friday Night, The Intruder, 35 Shots of Rum, White Material, Bastards, and Let the Sunshine In previously. The script is written by Claire Denis, and Jean-Pol Fargeau & Geoff Cox. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is next playing at the New York Film Festival. A24 will release Denis' High Life in US theaters, but no release date is set yet. Visit the official French website here. Stay tuned for more updates. Who's interested?

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I could definitely see how this could be a slow and plodding film, but it sounds good.

DAVIDPD on Oct 8, 2018


I'm all about subversive and thought-provoking scifi. Good to see some original content these days. I dig the cinematography (but I'm fully expectant to have Bo call me out for the "washed out" look), but...was this shot on film? I got a sense of some graininess in the trailer...

THE_RAW_ on Oct 8, 2018


This film is very high up on my "most anticipated" list. Read some great reviews. Didn't get much from this teaser though. Hope they'll release a longer one soon.

Efterklang on Oct 8, 2018


looks interesting to me

Derek NOLA on Oct 8, 2018


I'll go with some expectations here, but will hold my breath before seeing it ...

shiboleth on Oct 10, 2018

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