High Life  (review)

High Life  (review)
High Life  (review)
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The ironic title of this film has nothing to do with an elevated lifestyle. It refers to a group of death-row inmates who are sent on a mysterious mission into deep space. The film begins with a lone survivor (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter, but eventually rewinds to explore the mystery behind their operation, which involves a potentially evil scientist (Juliette Binoche). The story rambles in several directions, often with more confusion than illumination. With her first English language project, French director Claire Denis has fashioned a visually interesting and often compelling experience that’s more about atmosphere and ambiguity than narrative clarity.

 

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

 

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