Programme 2018

High Life

Director: Claire Denis


India Premiere

Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema

Country: Germany, France, USA, UK, Poland | Year: 2018

Language(s): English | Time: 110 mins


Deep space. Beyond our solar system. Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A solitary man, whose strict self- discipline is a protection against desire – his own and that of others – Monte fathered the girl against his will. Once the member of a crew of prisoners, Monte was a guineapig sent on a mission to the black hole closest to Earth. Now only he and his daughter remain. But Monte’s changed. Through his daughter, for the first time, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love.

Director's Bio

Claire Denis is a French filmmaker. Her first feature film, Chocolat (1988), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She won the Golden Leopard for Nenette and Boni at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1996. She competed at the Venice Film Festival with The Intruder (2004).