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Date & Time
August 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

High Life (Claire Denis, 2019, 113 min, France/Germany/UK/Poland/USA, Color, DCP)

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. The mystery deepens as the survivors hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. It’s a Claire Denis film: erotic, disturbing, philosophical, masterful.

“At once a grand departure and the same film Denis has been making all her life, HIGH LIFE deals in a kind of metaphorical colonization, in the violence inherent in interpersonal relations between men and women, and in the perversity of (especially female) desire.” —Jessica Kiang, Variety

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