“Break the laws of nature– you’ll pay for it.”
In Claire Denis’s newest arthouse film High Life, Robert Pattinson’s Monte whispers this statement to himself, since only he and his baby girl remain on a coasting space ship, with no other (living) crew members.
Sure, the study of humanity– in the broadest spectrum– has been depicted to death within films that take place in outer space. Isolation, loneliness, violence, and goal-oriented manipulation are common themes we’ve witnessed in space films before, and High Life is no different. But I guarantee that you have never seen a space film quite like this one.