Official US Trailer for Claire Denis' Weird, Wacky Sci-Fi Film 'High Life'
"Break the laws of nature, and you'll pay for it." A24 has finally unveiled their own full-length trailer for the indie sci-fi film High Life, the latest from acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, White Material, Bastards). This low budget, "eerily sexy" sci-fi space drama premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and is also playing at the New York and Sitges Film Festivals last year. The story is about a man, as 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 mad on the long voyage. Reactions from the festivals have been divisive, with extreme love and hate for this super artistic, slow burn sci-fi drama. The full cast includes Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, and Claire Tran. If you've been curious about this, check it out - it is considerably weird and wacky and very cerebral.
Here's the full-length US trailer (+ poster) for Claire Denis' High Life, direct from A24's YouTube:
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 select US theaters starting April 5th coming up this spring. Visit their official website. How does that look? Who's into this?
Well, after Solaris and 2001.: A Space Odyssey things can hardly start being cerebral. Anyway, this looks like a good and an interesting distraction from the most of the production these days. Of course, I don't like the violence part, I would prefer the eerie sexy part. But that's just me ...
shiboleth on Jan 16, 2019
Well this trailer was drastically different than the previous. The previous trailers made this movie seem like a hardcore scifi and this trailer portrays it more like a scifi horror. I LOVE that poster. Really rad. (That "dada" is going to haunt my dreams.) I'm gonna check this out.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 16, 2019
When every one else is insane, the sane are the crazy ones.
DAVIDPD on Jan 16, 2019
I cannot wait to see this film. Partly because I've been working on-and-off for years on an unusual sci-fi film idea with what seems are similar themes, and even similar visuals and mood I had in mind... This looks very promising, so I'm intimidated by that, but also excited to see what an interesting director like Clair Denis might do with this kind of sci-fi á la Solaris nowadays.
Terry Craig on Jan 18, 2019
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